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Air France launches Glasgow route

Air France launches Glasgow route

19 December 2015 Airline News

Air France will launch a new service between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Glasgow next summer. From March 27, the airline will operate a daily service, using a 131-seat A318, on the route.

Etihad Airways deepens ties with Air France

Etihad Airways deepens ties with Air France

Etihad Airways has expanded its strategic cooperation with Air France-KLM through a several hundred million US dollar component maintenance agreement for its Boeing 777 fleet. The ten-year deal, effective February 2016, provides Etihad Airways and its equity partners with access to an extensive global pool of components offered by Air France-KLM’s maintenance arm, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, for the wide-body aircraft through the 777 Component Services Program jointly operated with Boeing.

Air France signs on to bring Airbus A380 to Mexico

Air France signs on to bring Airbus A380 to Mexico

12 August 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Air France chief executive Frédéric Gagey and Gilberto López Meyer, general director of Mexico’s Civil Aviation Authority, have signed an agreement formalising the arrival of the A380 in Mexico. From January 2016, Air France will offer three flights a week to Mexico with its super-jumbo jet via seamless connections at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. From the end of March 2016, the aircraft will fly between Paris and Mexico daily.

Air France plane narrowly avoids Mount Cameroon crash

Air France plane narrowly avoids Mount Cameroon crash

27 May 2015 Airline News

A Boeing 777 operated by Air France narrowly missed crashing into Mount Cameroon earlier this month French investigators have revealed. Flight AF953 was travelling from Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea, to Douala, the largest city in Cameroon, when it came close to Africa’s highest mountain.

Air France boosts Cuba connections as tourism soars

Air France boosts Cuba connections as tourism soars

26 May 2015 Airline News

Air France has confirmed it will operate an additional weekly flight to Havana in Cuba from October 2015, increasing its offer to 11 weekly departures during winter 2015. Air France has offered flights to Cuba for the past 17 years, operating daily services from the UK to Havana via Paris-Charles de Gaulle throughout the summer season.

Air France brings new app to Apple Watch

Air France brings new app to Apple Watch

The Air France App has launched on Apple Watch, allowing Air France customers to find useful information related to their account or their next flight, at the flick of their wrist. Air France customers due to depart on flights within 30 hours can connect the Apple Watch to their phone, then receiving a notification inviting them to check in. Passengers will also find useful information such as their terminal, gate and seat numbers, and even free to board their flight by scanning the pass on their watch.

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.