50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Air France news

Air France airline related news

Air France’s new B787 takes off to Montreal

Since May 1st 2017, Air France has been operating daily flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Montreal (Canada) with the second of its Boeing 787. To celebrate the launch of this new aircraft, the Montreal-Trudeau airport fire department gave the company’s new B787 the traditional water salute on arrival. Montreal is the first transatlantic destination served by Air France with this...

Air France and Porsche GB set a new Guinness World Records title

In a record-breaking achievement, a standard Porsche Cayenne has successfully towed a 285-tonne Air France Airbus A380 42-metres, setting a new Guinness World Records title for ‘Heaviest aircraft pulled by a production car’. It’s impressive not only because the A380 is over 100 times as heavy as the Cayenne, but because the car in question was standard. The Ger...

AIR FRANCE presents a draft agreement to the pilot unions

Following two weeks of negotiations since December, Air France management this morning presented a draft agreement to the pilot unions, SNPL and SPAF. It is open for signature until 24 February. This period could be extended if the unions opt for a consultation with the pilots. This draft agreement should enable the creation of the “NewCo”, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France. W...

Air France swaps two canceled A380s for smaller A350 jets

Air France has swapped its remaining orders for two Airbus A380 superjumbos for three smaller A350s, Airbus confirmed on Friday, highlighting a switch towards lighter twinjets. The French carrier announced the swap last March and included it in its 2015 annual report, but the switchover only appeared in Airbus's published order list for January 2017. An Airbus spokesman said the company...

Take off with Air France on non-stop flights to Athens, Stockholm and Ibiza on departure from Marseille

To meet high demand during the summer, Air France will serve Athens, Stockholm and Ibiza with non-stop flights on departure from Marseille as from 24 July 2017. In this way, the Company’s customers will benefit from three new summer routes served up to 4 times weekly. These flights will be operated by Airbus A320 with a capacity of 178 seats. Flight schedules (in local time) during the...

AIR FRANCE - KLM finalizes the transaction to sell 49.99% of the Servair share capital

Air France-KLM finalizes the transaction to sell 49.99% of the Servair share capital and transfer its operational control to airline catering company gategroup. Following the acquisition of gategroup by HNA on 22 December 2016, Air France and gategroup yesterday finalized the agreement for the sale to gategroup of 49.99% of the Servair share capital and the transfer of its operat...

Boeing, AerCap Celebrate Delivery of Air France's First 787

Boeing and AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing, celebrated the delivery of the first 787 for Air France. The airplane, a 787-9, signifies the delivery of AerCap's 50th Dreamliner and will be deployed on Air France's Paris to Cairo route starting in January. The airplane is also the 500th 787 produced on Boeing's production lines. "It i...

Air France-KLM regains the offensive with a new strategic project

Jean-Marc Janaillac, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air France-KLM, today unveils Trust Together, Air France-KLM’s new strategic project. “With Trust Together, Air France-KLM regains the offensive with a project which is both ambitious and realistic. It will enable us to capture our share of air transport industry growth by improving the competitiveness of our business...