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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.”

Air France strike drags on into second week

Air France strike drags on into second week

22 September 2014 Airline News

Air France has urged customers to reschedule flights or exchange their tickets free of charge rather than wait for the outcome of the negotiation currently taking place with trade unions. Unions earlier said rejected an offer by the airline aimed at resolving the dispute, instead extending the ongoing strike at the airline until September 26th.

Air France links with Delsey for new luggage collection

Air France links with Delsey for new luggage collection

22 September 2014 Airline News

Air France has selected Delsey to design a line of luggage and accessories that is timeless, light and practical for their travellers. Two French brands of international repute, both known to represent the subtle elegance and ‘savoir-vivre’ of French style, both key players in the world of travel: Air France and Delsey are combining their expertise to answer the specific needs of the traveller.

Pilots walk out on week long strike at Air France

Pilots walk out on week long strike at Air France

15 September 2014 Airline News

Pilots at flag-carrier Air France have walked out at the start of a week long strike. The carrier is expected to run less than half of its flights during the coming days, as pilots protest against a transfer of jobs by the airline to a low-cost carrier. Air France is urging passengers around the world to change or postpone travel.

Air France expands Caribbean flight options with Winair deal

Air France expands Caribbean flight options with Winair deal

4 June 2014 Airline News

Following an interline agreement in 2003, Air France and Winair will be implementing a commercial code-share agreement between Saint Maarten and several Caribbean islands as of June 16th 2014. Air France is therefore expanding its offer of services in the region, with flights via Saint Martin to Saint Barthelemy, Tortola, Saba, St Eustatius, and St Kitts & Nevis.

Air France reveals new La Première suite

Air France reveals new La Première suite

14 May 2014 Press Release Airline News

Air France has now revealed its new La Première suite, marking the next stage of the airline’s major project to move their long-haul service upmarket, as part of their ‘Best and Beyond’ campaign. The La Première suite will be progressively rolled out in 19 Air France Boeing 777-300 from September 2014.

Air France boosts services to Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Air France boosts services to Abidjan, Ivory Coast

8 April 2014 Airline News

Air France has confirmed it will serve Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast, with weekly flights during the upcoming winter season. From October 26th until March 28th 2015, the airline will operate three of the flights with an Airbus A380, while the remaining four will see a Boeing 777-300 take up the route.

Air France CEO to open Routes Europe Strategy Summit

Air France CEO to open Routes Europe Strategy Summit

29 March 2014 Press Release Airline News Travel Events News

One of the highlights of this year’s Routes Europe Strategy Summit will be the keynote address from Frédéric Gagey, Chairman & CEO of Air France. The Summit, which is sponsored by Edmonton International Airport, will provide a valuable insight into aviation across the region, as panels of leading industry experts take part in a number of moderator led discussions addressing key air service development issues.

Air France to allow personal electronics

Air France to allow personal electronics

As of early February 2014, Air France passengers will be able to use their personal electronic devices on board at any time during the flight. The European Aviation Safety Agency now permits the use of portable electronic devices in “flight mode” during all phases of the flight.

New Business Class seat from Air France

New Business Class seat from Air France

6 February 2014 Airline News

Air France has unveiled a new Business Class seat, following a €500 million investment in its aircraft. The seat features a unique design for more comfort and freedom, a fully flat seat bed for more sleep, a direct aisle access for each passenger and, more importantly for some, a 16-inch high definition touch screen, with over 1,000 hours of entertainment.

Air France to fly to Tokyo-Haneda Airport in 2014

Air France to fly to Tokyo-Haneda Airport in 2014

12 December 2013 Airline News

Air France will be offering a new service to Tokyo-Haneda airport from March 30th, in addition to its flights to Tokyo-Narita. In this way, Air France will offer two daily frequencies - one day flight and one night flight - to Tokyo-Haneda and one daily frequency to Tokyo-Narita, providing customers with a wider range of flight schedules to better organise their trip.

Air France A380 sports 80th anniversary livery

Air France A380 sports 80th anniversary livery

16 October 2013 Airline News

To celebrate Air France’s 80th anniversary, Air France and Airbus have commissioned two Airbus carriers to be decorated with a specially designed 80th anniversary livery, taking the celebrations to new heights. The Airbus A380, complete with its eye catching, bespoke livery, took off on from Paris-Charles de Gaulle for Johannesburg, South Africa after an unveiling to 200 Air France staff.