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Air France Drops 'Plan B' Restructuring

Air France is reported to have dropped its "plan B" restructuring of job losses that triggered clashes with staff last year. In new plans outlined to the airline's works council, Air France targeted growth in its long-haul network from 2017, Reuters news agency reported. The measures are conditional on greater productivity efforts from pilots and cabin crew. Net investments...

Air France, the world’s first airline to fly an Airbus A380 to Latin America

This winter, Air France is offering six weekly frequencies between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Mexico. Starting on 12 January 2016, three weekly flights are operated by Airbus A380, the Company’s largest super jumbo (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). The three other flights are operated by Boeing 777-300. From 27 March 2016, the A380 will fly between the two cities daily. On board, custome...

Air France says Paris attacks cost 70m euros in December

Franco-Dutch airline group Air France-KLM said Monday that the November 13 terror attacks in Paris reduced its December turnover by an estimated 70 million euros ($76.42 million, Dh280.5 million). But the effect had largely tailed off over the past two weeks, it added. “The negative impact of the Paris attacks on December revenues is estimated to be around 70 million euros, with signif...

Air France-KLM Is Looking Weaker Headed Into 2016

Air France-KLM Group, ranked as Europe’s biggest airline since its formation in 2004, is teetering toward an exit from the industry’s top tier after a year in which efforts to slash costs foundered on union opposition. While figures due next week are likely to confirm the Franco-Dutch company as the No. 1 regional operator by traffic, a multiple of passengers and kilometers flown th...

Air France pays tribute to its last Boeing 747 with its customers

Air France salutes with emotion the departure of its Boeing 747 from its long-haul fleet, after more than forty years of idyllic travel by Jumbo Jet. On this occasion, the Company is inviting its customers to share in several different celebrations. Special open days at the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget Air France and the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget are organizing special visits...

Air France Industries to Upgrade Four A330s with Rockwell Collins’ PAVES™ Passenger

Air France Industries will soon upgrade four Airbus A330 aircraft for one of its customers with Rockwell Collins’ PAVES™ Passenger Services System (PSS). The standalone, cost-effective reading light and cabin crew call system with USB charging port brings several benefits, including a significant reduction in aircraft weight. Depending on the system it replaces, PAVES PSS can bring...

Air France staff threaten January strike action

UGICT-CGT, the largest of the two unions, has called for a strike on January 28 to protest the job cuts as well as the legal action taken against five employees involved in an October 5 attack on Air France officials after the airline presented its restructuring plan. The union is also protesting the airline’s plans to spin off some of its operations. “In 2016 we’re lett...

Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya after bomb alert

An Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris was forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya early Sunday after a suspected bomb was found on board, police said. Navy and police bomb experts were called in to determine if there were any explosives on board the plane, which had 459 passengers and 14 crew members aboard. Many countries are on alert for possible attacks, including France which...