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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.

Air France sacks four staff for shirt-ripping attack on directors

The airline has also begun dismissal procedures against a fifth employee over violent protests as management announced a plan to cut 2,900 jobs.

Air France-KLM seeks cost cuts despite sharp rise in profits

Airline's €480 million quarterly profit, its highest for 5 years, will make it harder to convince unions of need for major cost-cutting.

Air France executive: shirt-shredding attack was 'price to pay for democracy'

Xavier Broseta says he bears no grudges over Paris attack by airline workers but insists redundancy plans must go ahead.

Air France softens redundancy plan in exchange for deal with unions

Job cuts in 2016 will be voluntary and heavier job losses in 2017 will be avoided if unions agree alternative savings measures, says airline CEO.

Air France workers suspended over shirt-ripping incidents

Five employees from the airline's cargo division are also due in court for allegedly attacking its HR director and the head of long-haul flights.

Air France employees arrested over shirt-ripping incident

Five employees are held over violent protest last week against the airline's plan to axe jobs, which notably left two of its directors bare-chested.