Air France News
Strikes hit French travel connections
Another 24-hour nationwide strike has begun in France causing severe disruption to road, rail and air links across Europe. Ryanair has been forced to cancel 250 flights, while Air France has also seen staff join picket lines, causing disruption to short-haul services.
Emirates rejects state subsidy claims
Emirates chairman Tim Clarke has angrily rejected claims made by Air France chief executive Henri Gourgeon suggesting the airline accepts government subsidies. Mr Gourgeon warned earlier this week Europe’s status as an air travel hub was “under threat” from emerging Middle Eastern carriers.
Air France-KLM faces €500 million price-fixing claim
Air France-KLM could be hit with claims of up to €500 million by hundreds of European companies, led by Ericsson and Philips, over alleged cargo price-fixing. The claim is being filled in a Dutch court today and represents the largest ever in Europe for damages resulting from cartel behaviour.
Air France and KLM migrate to Amadeus Altea Inventory System
Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, one of the world’s largest airline groups flying more than 71 million passengers annually, and Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, today announce the group’s successful migration to Amadeus’ Altéa Inventory solution.
Air France lauches A380 on Tokyo service
Air France has launched Airbus A380 flights between Paris and Tokyo, Japan.
Stewardess found guilty of robbing passengers
An Air France stewardess is facing ten years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing from business class passengers whilst they slept on long-haul flights. The 47-year-old was eventually caught following a number of complaints about missing cash, credit cards and jewellery.
BA chief to meet Unite boss ahead of strike
The chief executive of British Airways, Willie Walsh, is to meet Tony Woodley, Unite’s joint leader, ahead of a proposed strike at the airline on Saturday. The meeting will be the first direct contact between the two leaders, and is being seen as a last chance to avert industrial action at the British flag-carrier.
Air France and Fat Tax: world’s fattest countries breathe sigh of relief
Erroneous reports in the British tabloid media this week stated that French flag carrier, Air France, will force overweight flyers to pay for two seats, or they will be prevented from boarding for ‘safety reasons’.
Air France to charge obese fliers double
Obese passengers who are too large to fit into one seat face being charged for a second under new rules being imposed by Air France, and may not be allowed to board for “safey reasons” if they refuse to pay.
Air France and KLM to jointly adopt new generation inventory solution from Amadeus
Already sharing the same reservation system from Amadeus, the two airlines take one step further toward the consolidation and modernisation of their passenger service system.
New ‘Black Box’ will help save lives and solve in-flight mysteries
The tragic loss of AF447 over the South Atlantic brought new focus on determining the cause of such inexplicable events - such as when a state of the art aircraft suddenly falls from the sky and is lost, seemingly forever.
Want to fly on the Air France inaugural A380 flight? Oui Oui!
Air France has just announced details of their plans to offer seats on the inaugural A380 flight from Paris to JFK and, a day later, JFK back to CDG.