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Air France (AF) - Airline Regulations

Air France (AF)

Phone: 800-556-9000
Fax: 718-632-8209

JFK International Airport New York

Cargo Bldg 261
N. Boundary Road
Jamaica, NY 11430


  • Human remains inhumated for less than 5 years not embalmed must be placed in a watertight coffin containing absorbent material and must be fitted with a special filtering/ purifying device
  • Human remains inhumated for less than 5 years embalmed must be placed in a wooden coffin at least 1 inch thick or steel at least .8mm thick. The filter/purifying device is NOT required
  • Coffin must be placed in an outer packaging/crate with full panels made of wood or fiberboard or strong canvas cover.
  • French citizens being returned to France for burial must have a seal from The French Consulate on the outside of the outer coffin. In transit human remains through France for burial outside France do not need the Consular seal.

Air France Serves:

• Africa; Europe; Middle East; Asia; South America