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Air France to close low-cost carrier Joon

Air France to close low-cost carrier Joon

11 January 2019 Airline News

Air France has revealed it will look to close low-cost airline Joon after it failed to catch the imagination of passengers. Originally planned as a carrier for millennial travellers, its staff and aircraft will now be reintegrated into Air France proper.

Air France appoints new chief executive

Air France appoints new chief executive

13 December 2018 Airline News

The Air France board of directors has appointed Anne Rigail as chief executive of the airline. The decision was taken during a board meeting earlier and follows the recommendation of Benjamin Smith, chief executive of Air France-KLM, and the approval of the Air France-KLM board.

Air France sells Servair stake to HNA Group

Air France sells Servair stake to HNA Group

Air France has entered into exclusive discussions with HNA Group for the sale of its in-flight catering unit Servair with a view to creating the world-class leader in inflight catering. Following the takeover of gategroup by HNA on earlier this month, gategroup is now stepping into the transaction, acquiring control over Servair as of January 1st.

Air France becomes latest airline to join Boeing Dreamliner club

Air France becomes latest airline to join Boeing Dreamliner club

7 December 2016 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.