Keyword: Air France

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.

Air France pledges crew hires, flexibility, if pilots work more

The airline's proposed deal to SNPL union would see pilots work up to 10% more on same pay, while an extra 600 pilots would be hired by 2020. 

Air France boss Alexandre de Juniac to step down in summer

The Air France-KLM group chief executive, who has overseen a troubled restructuring of the company, is to head the International Air Transport Association.

Air France stewardesses mutiny over order to wear headscarves

Female flight attendants say they will refuse to fly to Iran when the airline's flights there resume after an eight-year break.

Barcelona - Paris flight narrowly misses drone

Officials says Air France Airbus A320 was flying at 5,500 feet as it neared Charles de Gaulle airport when co-pilot noticed drone approaching.

Air France says Paris attacks caused 70 million euros in lost revenue

The airline said the November fall in passengers was later inversed in December when bookings 'were in line with a progressive recovery'.

Air France staff strike planned for late January

Members of the airline's CGT union, mostly groundstaff, are called on to strike on January 28th against the company's plans of layoffs and outsourcing.

Retired police officer held over Air France Mauritius-Paris bomb hoax

The 58-year-old from Réunion was detained by police on arrival in Paris over planting of fake bomb that forced jet into emergency landing in Kenya.

Fake bomb hidden in toilet of Paris-bound Air France flight

Six questioned after object described as looking like 'a stopwatch mounted on a cardboard box' found in toilet on airliner diverted to Kenya.

Air France flight makes emergency landing in Kenya over bomb scare

Pilots of Boeing 777 flying from Mauritius to Paris requested to land in Mombasa after suspect package was discovered in the toilet.