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6/3/2011 - Media Advisory


Air France, one of the world’s premier airlines, lands for the first time at Orlando International Airport (MCO). The carrier begins the only non-stop service between Orlando and Paris, France. The service also provides easy connections at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Cesar E. Calvet, Chairman, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando

Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orange County

Phil Brown, Executive Director, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

Patrick Roux, Senior Vice President The Americas, AIR FRANCE KLM

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Aircraft Arrival 5:05 p.m. / Press Availability with sound bites and photo opportunities begin at 5:35 p.m.

WHERE: Orlando International Airport, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Lobby North fourth floor overlooking the airport atrium The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) welcomes Air France service to Orlando International Airport. The addition of Air France service to Paris brings to 25 the total number of new international air service routes at MCO since October 2007.

Assignment Desk Note: There will be a water salute for the Air France arrival. Media crews will need to be escorted to a prime viewing location for photography and video of the event. Media should gather in front of Starbuck’s Coffee shop on the “A” side of the third level of the main terminal building in the Hyatt Hotel Atrium no later than 4:30 p.m.


For more information contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055 or Air France for press kits and media library at http://corporate.airfrance.com/en/


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