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Air France becomes latest airline to join Boeing Dreamliner club

Air France becomes latest airline to join Boeing Dreamliner club

22 hours ago Airline News

Boeing and AerCap have delivered the first 787 to Air France. The airplane, a 787-9, signifies the delivery of AerCap’s 50th Dreamliner and will be deployed on Air France’s Paris to Cairo route starting in January. The airplane is also the 500th 787 produced on Boeing’s production lines.

Air France expands network to Barbados

Air France expands network to Barbados

Air France will be offering up to two weekly flights to Barbados from Paris-Orly with a connection in Pointe à Pitre or Fort de France. The flights from Pointe à Pitre and Fort de France to Barbados will be offered on a code-share basis with Air Antilles and operated by ATR 72 and ATR42. On these flights, the company’s customers will also earn Miles as part of the Flying Blue loyalty program.

Air France signs with PayPal for online bookings

Air France signs with PayPal for online bookings

Air France is offering its customers in the UK and Germany the opportunity to purchase their tickets with PayPal on the online booking website and the Air France app. Customers can now pay for their plane tickets simply and quickly with PayPal, without having to enter their credit card numbers each time they make a booking.

Air France bomb scare prompts emergency landing

Air France bomb scare prompts emergency landing

20th Dec 2015 Airline News

An Air France flight travelling from Mauritius to Paris has made an emergency landing in Kenya after a suspect package was found on board. Flight AF463, carrying 459 passengers and 14 crew members, had left Mauritius at 21:00 local time on Saturday and was due to arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle at 05:50 local time.

Air France launches Glasgow route

Air France launches Glasgow route

19th Dec 2015 Airline News

Air France will launch a new service between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Glasgow next summer. From March 27, the airline will operate a daily service, using a 131-seat A318, on the route.

Etihad Airways deepens ties with Air France

Etihad Airways deepens ties with Air France

Etihad Airways has expanded its strategic cooperation with Air France-KLM through a several hundred million US dollar component maintenance agreement for its Boeing 777 fleet. The ten-year deal, effective February 2016, provides Etihad Airways and its equity partners with access to an extensive global pool of components offered by Air France-KLM’s maintenance arm, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, for the wide-body aircraft through the 777 Component Services Program jointly operated with Boeing.

Air France signs on to bring Airbus A380 to Mexico

Air France signs on to bring Airbus A380 to Mexico

12th Aug 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Air France chief executive Frédéric Gagey and Gilberto López Meyer, general director of Mexico’s Civil Aviation Authority, have signed an agreement formalising the arrival of the A380 in Mexico. From January 2016, Air France will offer three flights a week to Mexico with its super-jumbo jet via seamless connections at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. From the end of March 2016, the aircraft will fly between Paris and Mexico daily.

Air France plane narrowly avoids Mount Cameroon crash

Air France plane narrowly avoids Mount Cameroon crash

27th May 2015 Airline News

A Boeing 777 operated by Air France narrowly missed crashing into Mount Cameroon earlier this month French investigators have revealed. Flight AF953 was travelling from Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea, to Douala, the largest city in Cameroon, when it came close to Africa’s highest mountain.

Air France boosts Cuba connections as tourism soars

Air France boosts Cuba connections as tourism soars

26th May 2015 Airline News

Air France has confirmed it will operate an additional weekly flight to Havana in Cuba from October 2015, increasing its offer to 11 weekly departures during winter 2015. Air France has offered flights to Cuba for the past 17 years, operating daily services from the UK to Havana via Paris-Charles de Gaulle throughout the summer season.

Air France brings new app to Apple Watch

Air France brings new app to Apple Watch

The Air France App has launched on Apple Watch, allowing Air France customers to find useful information related to their account or their next flight, at the flick of their wrist. Air France customers due to depart on flights within 30 hours can connect the Apple Watch to their phone, then receiving a notification inviting them to check in. Passengers will also find useful information such as their terminal, gate and seat numbers, and even free to board their flight by scanning the pass on their watch.