Air France contributes concrete support to development projects via four long-standing partnerships: the Air France Corporate Foundation, the Air France Humanitarian Aid department, Acting for Life and Aviation Sans Frontières.
The Air France Corporate Foundation
has adapted its projects while pursuing its primary objective: supporting children. The long‑standing projects on the themes of education for sick, disabled and vulnerable children are being pursued and now include environmental issues. In 2021, the Air France Corporate Foundation supported 48 projects (12 projects to promote understanding of environmental issues, 23 projects to assist vulnerable children, nine projects for sick or disabled children and four providing social and sanitary assistance) in 18 countries with 100,000 beneficiaries. The Friends of the Air France Foundation network mobilizes more than 4,800 employees around various volunteering, skills‑sharing and donation‑based initiatives.
The Air France Humanitarian Aid Department
supported 18 NGOs helping children in need of medical care. In 2021, in response to the health situation linked to Covid‑19, 240 tickets were issued for the transportation of medical teams and the repatriation of sick children. Furthermore, within this same context of public health crisis, free carriage of excess baggage was also offered to more than 38 NGOs for the transportation of medical and emergency equipment, i.e. 118 items of baggage.
Acting for Life
For over more than 40 years Air France has partnered Acting for Life which, in 2021, was involved in 22 projects in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania. Acting for Life works on promoting sustainable economic and regional development.
The air transport humanitarian aid association Aviation Sans Frontières
was able to carry more than 950 sick children on board the airline’s flights and ship nearly 8,500 packages of medicine and medical supplies to 26 destinations.