FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, N.Y. – July 20, 2016 – Air France invites everyone to join in the spirited weekend of The San Francisco Marathon 2016 Events, July 29 - 31, to support this year’s participants as they cross the finish line. As the Official Airline sponsor, Air France will be offering guests a sweepstakes entry and will be cheering on runners with a special takeover at 17th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Experience Air France All are welcome to visit the Air France booth at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Guests will see the airline’s new Business class seat on display. A cocoon in the sky, the new Business class seat has been designed to ensure optimal comfort and privacy with a fully flat bed, direct access to the aisle for every passenger, and a multipurpose area that functions as a desk or table. Visitors may also enjoy an interactive photo booth and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the Paris Marathon including round-trip airfare in Economy from San Francisco to Paris on Air France. The airline will also have a tent at the Finish Line Festival on Justin Herman Plaza and co-host the VIP Party at MarketBar at the Ferry Building on Sunday, July 31, 2016. This tent will boast a fun atmosphere while educating runners and spectators about Air France and its Flying Blue Running Club – a group started by Air France-KLM as part of their frequent flyer program for avid runners who participate in races around the globe. Guests will also have an opportunity to enter to win the trip for two to the Paris Marathon at the Expo and at the Finish Line Festival. At The San Francisco Marathon On race day Air France will host a special take-over at the cheer station on 17th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Runners will receive a spirited rally from an Air France cheering squad. Schedule at a Glance
Friday, July 29, 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Air France Booth at the Race Expo at: Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123 Discover the new Air France business class seat; interactive photo booth. Air France to educate runners and spectators about the Flying Blue Running Club. Visitors may enter to win a trip to the Paris Marathon. Open to the public.
Saturday, July 30, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Discover the new Air France business class seat and take part in the interactive photo booth. Air France to educate runners and spectators about the Flying Blue Running Club. Visitors may enter to win a trip to the Paris Marathon. Open to the public.
Sunday, July 31, 7.00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Air France Cheer Station at 17th Street and Wisconsin Ave.
The Air France cheering squad welcomes runners with pompoms, megaphones, and motivational signs. Open to the public.
Sunday, July 31, 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Air France at the Finish Line Festival located at:
Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St,
San Francisco, CA 94105
Educating runners and spectators about Air France and its Flying Blue Running Club and online sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the Paris Marathon including round-trip airfare in Economy from SFO to Paris on Air France.Open to the public.
Air France visibility at the VIP Party located at:
1 Ferry Building
The Embarcadero at Market Street San Francisco, CA 94111 Runners and spectators will get to enjoy "The “Accent by Air France" cocktail. Open to the public. Air France in San Francisco Air France offers several daily flights from San Francisco to Paris, with direct flights from San Francisco International Airport to Charles de Gaulle lasting approximately 10 hours and 35 minutes. Air France offers its new and improved long-haul cabins on the San Francisco-Paris route as part of a $500 million investment in new services. The Business class seat, designed to feel like a cocoon in the sky, offers a fully flat seat bed for more privacy, new wider 16 inch HD screens, and noise-reducing headphones. The Premium Economy and Economy classes have also been redesigned for optimum comfort and offer new seat cushions, more legroom, and wider tables. About Flying Blue Running Created in 2011, Air France’s Flying Blue Running club set out to take its passengers’ passion for running to the next level. Tips and tricks from trainers, in-depth information about the best running routes around the world and opportunities to connect and share experiences with others are all part of the Flying Blue Running club experience. Flying Blue members can join the free Flying Blue Running club to access a variety of benefits, including: • Finding the best running opportunities at their destination • Exclusive Flying Blue Running event packages • Tips & tricks from the pros • Training advice • Access to an extensive network of runners worldwide • The ability to use Flying Blue miles to register for selected running events • Discounts on flights to specific international running events
About The San Francisco Marathon Known as THE original San Francisco race event with beautiful scenery and a strong community history, this sanctioned USA Track & Field race starts at the Ferry Building, runs along the Embarcadero, over the bridge, through Golden Gate Park and the Haight Ashbury District before finishing in front of Cupid’s Arrow. The events include a race for runners of all levels: 5K, two half marathons, a full marathon and ultramarathon. The San Francisco Marathon is the only full marathon and ultramarathon event in San Francisco.