Hi everyone! Returning back home to Paris, I flew on Air France A319 from Florence, Italy after a nice week of holidays… let's go!
Florence FLR - Paris CDGYou are here
Florence airport information
Florence Airport, also known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport, is an international airport located in the Tuscan city of Florence, Italy. It is located about 4 kilometers northwest of the city center and is easily by public transportation (tramway T2 from the Santa Maria Novella train station) or about 15 minutes by car (many taxis are there at the SMN station).
The airport has a single terminal building with a range of amenities, including restaurants, shops, and duty-free stores. It is a relatively small airport, with just one runway and limited capacity, but it is an important gateway to Tuscany and the wider region (popular alternative airports are Bologna - Guglielmo Marconi and Pisa - Galileo Galilei). The airport is characterized by a very short runway of 1560 meters (= 5118 feet) which often forces the pilots to make very strong braking and take-off with full engine power!
terminal and boarding
Even though there wasn't so much people at the terminal and in the waiting area, the flight was full and we boarded right on time schedule.
By the way, FLR - CDG is the busiest route from Florence Peretola Airport with 32 flights per week (based on Flight Radar 24) ;)
It's always a pleasure to take a pictures of aircraft from outside the cabin ;)
Air France livery is simple and beautiful at the same time !
On board the a319
Air France's A319 features a two-class cabin configuration, including a Business class and an Economy class. The airline operates a total of 18 A319s in its fleet, with an average age of 14.3 years as of 2021.
Air France is committed to sustainability and has implemented a range of measures to reduce its environmental impact, including the use of biofuels, the implementation of more efficient flight procedures, and the implementation of an eco-responsible maintenance program.
We took off 4 minutes ahead of schedule at 09:46 in a completely clear sky and started our journey to Paris!
The flight attendants provided a light snack and beverage service shortly after take-off, which included a choice of soft drinks, coffee, or tea, and some biscuits for the morning flight.
On our way to Paris, we flew over Milan in the North of Italy, over the Alps, Geneva in Switzerland (why not next destination) and straight up to CDG. It is always majestic to fly over the Alps mountains and observe them from the window seat of a plane!
As we started our descent to Paris, weather was becoming more and more cloudy (to overcast) but still a beautiful and particular view.
We landed on runway 08R 11 minutes earlier (at 11:29 local time) and taxied to terminal 2F.
And of course the Air France's B777-300ER squad is inevitably there!
disembark and conclusion
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I would definitely recommend Air France to anyone traveling from Florence to Paris.
Thank you for joining me on this flight!
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You can visit Florence in 3 or 4 days and don't just limit yourself to the city centre, take a tour of the Chianti and visit the Tuscan hills while tasting the typical Italian products! I recommend to visit Florence from April to June as the temperature are really pleasant or from half-September to October.
Firenze - FLR
Paris - CDG
In conclusion, my flight from Florence to Paris with Air France was an enjoyable experience overall. The personnel were courteous and attentive, and the flight departed and arrived ahead of schedule.
For a 1h25 flight, it is definitely a recommended choice!
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Nice trip with a mandatory window seat to enjoy the view over the Alps.
Yep, FLR can be quite challenging for pilots with take off in one direction only. Landing is like pilots standing on the brakes^^.
Thanks for sharing.
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