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Brazilian Air Force finds debris from plane

3 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

A search team from the Brazilian Air Force has discovered debris from an aircraft, including a passenger seat, thought to be from the wreckage of the Air France jet that disappeared on Monday.It has yet to be confirmed that the debris, found about 650km northeast of the Fernando do Noronha archipelago, was from flight AF 447, according to Brazilian Air Force spokesman Jorge Amaral.He said that officials needed “a piece that might have a serial number, some sort of identification” to be sure that it came from the missing airliner.

Search for Air France jet continues

2 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

Military planes and ships from France and Brazil are continuing their search for the wreckage of the missing Air France jet. All 228 people aboard are believed to have died when the Airbus 330 vanished after flying into a line of severe tropical storms at about 2am GMT yesterday.Air France said that the area of the likely crash had been narrowed down to a few dozen square miles midway between Brazil and northwest Africa.

Air France "loses hope" as jet with 228 onboard disappears

1 June 2009 Press Release Airline News

Fears for passengers are mounting after an Air France jet disappeared off the radar whilst flying off the coast of Brazil on Monday morning. It has not arrived in Paris, despite being scheduled to land there nearly three hours ago.Air traffic control lost contact with Airbus 3320-200 shortly after it had left Rio de Janeiro. It was carrying 216 passengers and 12 crew.

Air France KLM and Delta sign major deal

20 May 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Air France KLM Group and Delta Air Lines have announced a new long-term joint venture whereby the partners will jointly operate their trans-Atlantic business by coordinating operations and sharing revenues and costs of their trans-Atlantic route network.

Air France cuts 2,500 jobs

15 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

Air France has announced it is cutting its workforce by 2,500 over the next two years in response to slackening demand.The carrier, which has a workforce of 70,000, said it aimed to make the cuts through natural attrition rather than redundancies.

Air France launches new premium economy cabin

20 March 2009 Press Release Airline News

Air France is launching a new premium cabin in autumn. The Premium Voyageur will be deployed initially on services from Paris to New York, Tokyo and Osaka, then rolled out across its entire long-haul network of Airbus A340 and Beoing 777.

Air France launches daily flight to Los Angeles @ BTS 2008

Air France launches daily flight to Los Angeles @ BTS 2008

17 March 2008 Videos

Breaking Travel News interviews Christine Ourmieres, General Manager UK & Ireland for Air France. The French carrier will launch a new daily flight to Los Angeles. It is also launching other new routes with its partners. The interview was conducted at the Business Travel Show, Earls Court, London.