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Air France signs cooperation deal with Air Seychelles

Air France signs cooperation deal with Air Seychelles

13 April 2015 Airline News

Air Seychelles and Air France have signed a memorandum of understanding, heralding a new era of commercial cooperation between the two carriers. The agreement was signed at a meeting in Aix en Provence in France between Joël Morgan, Seychelles minister of foreign affairs and transport and chairman of Air Seychelles, and Frédéric Gagey, chairman of Air France.

Delile to head up long-haul operations at Air France

Delile to head up long-haul operations at Air France

30 December 2014 Airline News

Bruno Delile has been appointed to the role of executive vice president, long-haul operations with Air France. He will also sit on Air France’s Executive Committee. Delile, 53, holds an École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées engineering diploma and is a graduate of ESSEC business school.

Air France brings a touch of luxury to JFK with new lounge

Air France brings a touch of luxury to JFK with new lounge

24 December 2014 Airline News

Air France has unveiled its fully renovated lounge at Terminal 1 in New York’s JFK airport. Exclusively reserved for customers travelling in La Première and Business, and Flying Blue Elite Plus members, the lounge features a host of services, offering even greater comfort before a passenger’s trip.

Air France brings A380 to Paris-Miami route

Air France brings A380 to Paris-Miami route

12 December 2014 Airline News

Air France has confirmed it will offer up to seven flights a week to Miami from Paris-Charles de Gaulle for the winter season, until March 28th, with flights operated by an Airbus A380. Miami will become the third destination in the United States served by the largest aircraft in the Air France fleet, after New York and Los Angeles.

Air France flies A380 into Africa with Abidjan route

Air France flies A380 into Africa with Abidjan route

30 October 2014 Airline News

Air France is now offering three weekly services to Abidjan using the A380, the largest superjumbo in its fleet, with an additional four weekly frequencies to Abidjan operated by Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Air France revealed its ambition to make Abidjan the first destination in French-speaking Africa to be served with regular A380 flights with a special Air France flight on January 28th earlier this year, which also reflected the company’s wish to support the country’s development towards becoming the main hub for and gateway to Western Africa.

Air France strike to cost €500 million in lost revenue

Air France strike to cost €500 million in lost revenue

8 October 2014 Airline News

Air France has estimated that a strike by pilots in September will cost it about €500 million lost revenue, in addition to intangible damage to its reputation. The struggling French-flag carrier was in dispute with pilots over plans to expand its budget subsidiary Transavia.

Air France inks code share deal with Kulula.com

Air France inks code share deal with Kulula.com

5 October 2014 Airline News

Air France has signed a codeshare partnership with South African low cost carrier, kulula.com. Under this partnership, Air France will add its code to kulula.com’s domestic route network allowing customers to seamlessly connect in South Africa to and from Cape Town, Durban, George and East London.

Air France pilots return to work despite lack of strike deal

Air France pilots return to work despite lack of strike deal

29 September 2014 Airline News

Pilots at troubled flag-carrier Air France have ended a 14 day strike which had grounded half of the airline’s flights, costing millions of euros. A late-night negotiating session with management saw leaders of the SNPL pilot union agree to return to work, despite no deal being agreed.

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 denies abandoning Transavia expansion plan

Air France denies abandoning Transavia expansion plan

24 September 2014 Airline News

Air France has branded claims it has abandoned plans to shelves the expansion of low-cost carrier Transavia “premature”. French transport secretary Alain Vidalies told RMC radio earlier: “The Transavia Europe project has been abandoned by management.”