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Ooh là là! Air France has a trendy lounge you can visit at TIFF

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  •   09-06-2019  11:17 am

Ooh là là! Air France has a trendy lounge you can visit at TIFF
Vincent Etchebehere, vice-president and general manager, Air france KLM Canada, with Air France ambassadors Daisy, left, and Sabrina, right.

Lights! Camera! Action!

Hollywood's crème de la crème have begun their decent into Toronto to partake in this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and Air France is, once again, getting in on the action.

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As the official airline of TIFF for the third straight year in a row, Air France is back on Festival Street with an activation near King and Simcoe Streets in downtown Toronto.

The Air France TIFF Lounge, as it’s called, will run from September 5-8, and offers festival-goers an opportunity to chill in a comfortable space that has the look and feel of one of Air France's signature lounges.

"Last year, Air France had a bistro concept for the TIFF festivities, and while it was a great success, this year, we wanted something different," explained Vincent Etchebehere, vice-president and general manager, Air France KLM Canada.

Festival-goers visiting the space will be able to enjoy an array of amenities, such as Air France’s Business Class mini pastries, along with non-alcoholic sparkling wine and coffee.

It’s also, notably, a great place to charge phones and obtain TIFF information from the onsite concierge.

 Vincent Etchebehere, vice-president and general manager, Air France KLM Canada.

“We are very proud of our ongoing partnership with the TIFF and to be able to deliver an experience inspired by Air France’s passenger lounge facilities,” Vincent Etchebehere, vice-president and general manager at Air France KLM Canada, stated. 

Also, while visiting the lounge, patrons have the opportunity to enter a contest for a chance to win a pair of Canada-Paris Business Class tickets.  

Air France & film...a real love story

The first film ever to be shown on board an Air France flight was in 1966, and today, cinema remains an integral part of the airline’s DNA as it is essential to the travel experience.

Today, Air France offers more than 1,400 hours of programming every month in 12 languages, on 38,000 individual screens on board its long-haul aircraft.

Air France illustrates its ongoing commitment to the movie industry via partnerships not only with TIFF, but also with Unifrance, the Cannes Film Festival and the Deauville Film Festival, among others.

Air France in Toronto

Air France currently operates 10 weekly flights to Paris-Charles da Gaulle. Starting Oct. 27, the airline will offer one daily flight for its winter schedule while introducing its first Airbus A350.

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ Business Class lounge at Terminal 3 at Toronto Pearson airport offers 575 square metres of space to relax and enjoy a self-service buffet and free Wi-Fi. The lounge welcomes eligible Air France passengers as well as those of their SkyTeam partners.

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