Keyword: Air France

French intelligence concern at 'sabotage attempts' on Air France planes

Reports claim French airline has suffered a string of worrying attempts to sabotage its planes, apparently by radicalised ground staff.

Air France shirt-ripping fracas: 15 go on trial

French premier calls for stiff sentences for ‘rogues’ who confronted airline managers during meeting about planned job cuts.

Why Air France cabin crew greeted new boss with a strike

Grounded: thousands of passengers were affected by the Air France strike. © Reuters. Grounded: thousands of passengers were affected by the Air France strike. © Reuters.

Within a few weeks of taking over as the the new chief executive of Air France-KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac found himself confronted with a strike by the airline's French cabin crew. They are angry that their current work contract guaranteeing conditions and pay has only been extended for 17 months. Dan Israel examines the wider prospects for industrial harmony at France's troubled flagship carrier.

Air France cabin staff strike sees one in five flights cancelled

The strike, which centres on a dispute over pay and promotion and which began last Wednesday, may cause other, last-minute cancellations, warned airline.

Air France cabin crews begin six-day strike

The airline said 37% of cabin staff were expected to join the strike beginning July 27th, but it expects about 90% of long-haul and domestic flights to operate.

Air France pilots to strike again

The three pilots' unions have called a fresh stoppage from June 24th to June 27th as negotiations with airline management break down.

Air France says around 80% of flights operate Sunday and Monday

Unions claim 70% of pilots are involved in the four-day pilots' strike, to end Tuesday, but airline says 85% of long-haul and domestic flights will operate Monday.

Air France pilots' strike sees one fifth of flights cancelled

The strike, in protest against proposed wage cuts and working hours, which will last until Tuesday, joins separate protest strikes by rail and waste collection workers.

Air France pilots call strike for June

Two unions, together representing about 75% of pilots, have called a strike June 11th-14th over pay and which they say could be extended.

Air France pilots vote in favour of 'long' strike

The company's largest pilots' union said no date had yet been decided for the strike, which was decided 'in principle' over pay demands.

Air France 'ripped shirt' trial postponed

Judge puts back trial of workers accused of tearing executives' shirts amid fears it could have enflamed tensions as labour law protests continue.

Air France workers in court over shirt-ripping incident

Sixteen men go on trial in France for alleged role in chaotic scenes last year when airline bosses had shirts torn off while fleeing angry staff.

Air-France-KLM group names new chief executive

Jean-Marc Janaillac, head of French bus and train operator Transdev, will replace the airline's CEO and chairman Alexandre de Juniac in August.

First France-Iran direct flight resumes after eight years

French transport minister was among the passengers on the Paris-Tehran Air France flight, a route suspended in 2008 amid economic sanctions against Iran.

Gay Air France cabin crew demand right to opt out of Iran flights

Gay cabin crew staff demand the right to refuse to fly to Iran where they could be 'killed for who they are', ahead of a resumption of the route next week.