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Air France-KLM sees profits rise in line with fall fuel prices

Air France-KLM sees profits rise in line with fall fuel prices

19 February 2016 Airline News

European airline Air France-KLM has posted its first annual net profit since 2008. The carrier reported a net profit of €118 million for 2015, compared with a €225 million net loss the year before. The company’s overall sales rose 2.8 per cent to €89.82 billion last year.

Air Astana signs codeshare deal with Air France-KLM

Air Astana signs codeshare deal with Air France-KLM

3 February 2016 Airline News

Air Astana and two of Europe’s leading airlines, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, have deepened their cooperation by signing a codeshare agreement for flights between Astana and Paris operated by Air Astana. Effective for flights from March 11th 2016, this three times a week service will now carry the marketing code of both KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Air France.

Airlines for Europe launches in Amsterdam

Airlines for Europe launches in Amsterdam

Airlines for Europe, Europe’s new airline association, has officially been launched at an EU Aviation Summit in Amsterdam. The new association has been founded by Europe’s five largest airline groups – Air France KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group, Lufthansa Group, Ryanair – to represent the interests of its members when dealing with the EU institutions, international organisations and national governments on European aviation issues.

Air France managers forced to flee irate employees

Air France managers forced to flee irate employees

5 October 2015 Airline News

Two Air France managers have been chased from a meeting with employees following a disagreement over job cuts. Human resources manager Xavier Broseta and senior official Pierre Plissonnier has their shirts torn from them as they clambered over a fence to escape irate workers.

KLM flies into George Best airport in Belfast

KLM flies into George Best airport in Belfast

6 January 2015 Airline News

One of Europe’s largest airline groups, Air France KLM, is to commence operations from Northern Ireland. George Best Belfast City Airport is the only airport in the UK or Ireland included in expansion plans announced today by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines who will commence a daily service to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport from May 2015.

Air France signs Indian Ocean codeshare deal with Air Austral

Air France signs Indian Ocean codeshare deal with Air Austral

16 December 2014 Airline News

Air France and Air Austral have signed a codeshare agreement allowing customers to travel between Europe and the Indian Ocean via Paris-Charles de Gaulle and St. Denis de la Reunion. This partnership is in addition to the previous Interline agreement signed in April 2014 between Air France and Air Austral, and increases the choice of destinations between the Indian Ocean and Europe.

Airbnb launches long-term deal with KLM

Airbnb launches long-term deal with KLM

15 December 2014 Airline News Hotel News

After the success of the KLM aircraft apartment competition, KLM and Airbnb have announced that they will be entering into a long-term partnership. To mark the start of the collaboration, KLM and Airbnb created a competition to win a stay in a KLM aircraft apartment at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, with three lucky winners staying in the KLM plane apartment.

Air France bows to union pressure over Transavia expansion

Air France bows to union pressure over Transavia expansion

25 September 2014 Airline News

Attempts to return Air France to sustained profitability suffered a significant setback today, as the flag-carrier bowed to union pressure over plans to develop its Transavia subsidiary outside of France. Pilots at Air France have been out on strike for ten days over perceived threat to their positions after the airline revealed plans to expand the low-cost subsidiary.

Air France launches new cabin on Boeing 777 fleet

Air France launches new cabin on Boeing 777 fleet

2 July 2014 Airline News

Air France inaugurated its first Boeing 777 equipped with new cabins on flight AF008, which took off last week from Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 19:10 for New York. For the first time, customers were able to enjoy the new Economy cabin, offering optimum travel comfort, and Premium Economy, with 40 per cent additional space.

Air France strengthens Latin American connection

Air France strengthens Latin American connection

11 April 2014 Airline News

Air France has announced a significant increase in services to Central and South America, with the launch of a new thrice-weekly service to Brasilia, its third destination in Brazil after Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. This summer Air France will also increase flight capacity to Panama from three to four weekly flights, with five weekly flights then expected from October 27th.