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De Juniac To Leave Air France-KLM To Lead IATA

Air France-KLM chairman and chief executive Alexandre de Juniac will replace Tony Tyler as the next director and CEO of the International Air Transport Association, the airline said Tuesday. De Juniac indicated to the Air France-KLM board of directors that he would accept IATA’s offer to lead that organization at its general meeting, scheduled for June 1 to 3 in Dubl...

Air France Is Letting Its Female Crew Members Opt Out of Flying to Iran

Many have protested the airline's request that they don headscarves when flying to the Muslim country. Air France will let female crew members opt out of flights to Tehran, after staff and unions challenged the airline’s request that female crew wear headscarves upon arrival in Iran. “If, for personal reasons, they don’t want to wear the headscarf when they leave the pl...

Rockwell Collins' PAVES™ Passenger Service System for A330s now certified by AFI KLM E&M

Rockwell Collins’ PAVES™ Passenger Service System (PSS) has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Airbus A330 aircraft. The company teamed with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) to design, install and achieve the supplemental type certificate (STC) as part of a cabin upgrade for A330 from AERCAP...

Chef Yves Camdeborde signs new dishes on Air France Business Class menu

Chef Yves Camdeborde is taking over as signature chef for Air France’s Business class menu on board its long-haul flights on departure from Paris and to a number of destinations on its medium-haul network*. This exceptional partnership forms part of the move upmarket of Air France’s products and services. Yves Camdeborde’s cuisine focuses on simplicity and well-balanced flavo...

Air France stewardesses mutiny over order to wear headscarves

Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month. Female members of flight crews have been ordered to cover their hair once they disembark in Tehran and unions are demanding that the flights be made voluntary for women. The resumption of a thrice-weekly ser...

Air France, KLM debut new cabins on Houston 777 flights

Since 27 and 28 March 2016, Air France customers have been able to enjoy the comfort of the new long-haul travel cabins to Houston and Luanda from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The progressive installation of the cabins on the Boeing 777 enables Air France to offer a daily flight to Houston (Texas, USA) and up to two weekly flights to Luanda (Angola). On board the aircraft equipped with the lates...

Medical emergency diverts Air France flight to Lahore

The flight has, however, now returned to Delhi from Lahore as the flight duty time limitation of the crew came into effect, and the aircraft would depart for its destination tomorrow morning, airport sources said. An Air France' Paris-bound flight carrying 374 passengers was diverted to Lahore shortly after taking off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport here this morning due to a m...

Air France and Air Tahiti sign a new special prorate agreement

On 26 January 2016, Air France and Air Tahiti signed a new special prorate agreement offering the two airlines’ customers increased services to the islands of French Polynesia. With this agreement, customers will be able to more easily book their flights to 19 islands of French Polynesia* on departure from Paris, Los Angeles as well as the entire global network served by Air France and its...