Keyword: Air France

Virgin planning talks with Air France-KLM and Alitalia over joint venture

If agreed, the deal would allow Sir Richard Branson’s airline offer more routes to Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Air France sued after pilot ‘insults’ king of Morocco

Moroccan passengers to take airline to court after pilot joked that 'His Majesty the King of Morocco' was delaying their flight from Casablanca.

New Air France fares target bag-free travellers

French carrier says one-way "MiNi" tickets will start at 49 euros including tax for the 40 percent of people who travel without checked baggage.

Cabin crews promise stormy ride for Air France restructuring plan

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After a relatively smooth launch, the sweeping restructuring programme announced earlier this year by debt-ridden carrier Air France appeared headed for turbulence this autumn amid a deadlock in negotiations with two flight attendants’ unions which have voted to reject the plans. The company wants to reduce its workforce by 10% and increase productivity by 20%, including an increase in working hours and a freeze on salaries. After reaching agreement with pilots and ground staff, it has now refused any further negotiation with the flight attendants, who it has threatened with “unilateral measures” to see the redundancies through. Simon Castel reports.

Air France asks passengers to pay cash for Damascus refuelling stop

Crew of an Air France Paris-Beirut flight re-routed for security reasons to Damascus sought cash from passengers for refuelling to reach Cyprus.

Air France defiant as cabin crew reject cost-saving plan

Air France cabin crew refuse to back proposals to rule out compulsory job cuts in exchange for a 20 percent improvement in productivity.

Pilot error and faulty equipment caused 2009 Air France crash, investigators say

A combination of mistakes by inadequately trained pilots and faulty equipment caused an Air France jet to plunge into the Atlantic in 2009.

Air France to lose 5,000 jobs by 2013

Air France has announced it is to shed 5,000 jobs by 2013, equal to a tenth of its workforce, in the French carrier's latest bid to return to profit.

Air France to slash jobs and flights in bid for return to profit

Air France says it is to reduce staff numbers and cut its short-and medium-haul fleet in an effort to slash costs and return the airline to growth.

Air France A340 flew with missing screws

An Air France Airbus A340 was halted in Boston in mid-November after about 30 screws were found to be missing from a protective panel.

Air France strike action Saturday 'to hit one-in-five flights'

Air France said a strike by cabin staff this weekend will hit about one in five flights, while French rail unions plan a strike for November 8th.

Angry pilots say Air France crash inquiry shields Airbus

French investigators accused of "protecting" Airbus after implicit criticism of the manufacturer was sliced from Air France Rio-Paris crash report.

2009 Air France Rio-Paris crash report released in English

The English translation of the latest report about the crash of Air France Flight 447 was released on Thursday, paints picture of a confused cockpit.

Air France Union Halts Help in Crash Inquiry

An angry Air France pilots' union has halted cooperation with the investigation into the causes of the crash of the airline's Rio-Paris flight in 2009.

Air France Rio-Paris crash report for Friday

French air accident investigation agency BEA will on Friday release "exact circumstances" of the 2009 crash of Air France flight in 2009.