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6/8/2011 - Air France Lands at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL. - On Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 5:05 p.m. Air France expanded its global outreach when its first 777-300 landed at Orlando International Airport.

The initial flight was greeted with a water salute by airport fire fighters.
The initial flight was greeted with a water salute by airport fire fighters.

The premier flight carried a group of Air France dignitaries along with a near capacity flight of visitors to Central Florida.

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board members welcome Air France to Orlando. From left, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Air France Senior Vice President for the Americas Patrick Roux, Chairman Cesar E. Calvet and Orange Country Mayor Teresa Jacobs.
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board members welcome Air France to Orlando.
From left, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Air France Senior Vice President for the Americas Patrick Roux,
Chairman Cesar E. Calvet and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.

The arrival of Air France to Orlando International Airport helps to increase access to the world’s number one family destination.

“This new service will also bring in approximately $63.6 million for the local economy,” says Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Air France beings operations with three flights per week from Orlando International to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.

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For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.

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