Air France announced on Tuesday, January 30, that it will offer two special flights between Los Angeles and Nice in May for attendees of the Cannes International Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix.
The French airline is an official partner of the Festival de Cannes, so a flight connecting Hollywood to one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals only makes sense.
As Formula 1 exponentially grows in popularity in the US, the decision to include the entirety of the Monaco GP in the schedule is also being hailed as good business.
Air France flight AF41 will depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on May 13 at 13:15 and is scheduled to arrive at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE) at 09:35 the following day, allowing visitors to stay for the duration of the Cannes Film Festival, from May 14 to May 25.
The return flight, AF40, will leave NCE at 13:55 on May 27, after the Monaco GP on May 25, and arrive at LAX at 17:05.
For these special flights, Air France is using its flagship plane and the jewel of its long-haul fleet, the Airbus A350-900.
The wide body jet reduces CO2 emissions by a quarter compared to aircraft of the previous generation, while certainly not skimping out on high flying style. This A350 also boasts the latest in Air France design, giving business class passengers complete privacy and comfort in onboard suites with sliding doors and fully lie-flat seats.
Featured image: Air France Airbus A350-900