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WestJet Reinstates Calgary-Paris Non-stop Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute WestJet has regained its position as the only airline to support a non-stop route between Calgary and Paris using its 787 Dreamliner. “We are thrilled to bring back this historic route between Calgary and Paris, reconnecting these two incredible cities and providing easy and unique travel opportunities throughout Europe for Western Canadians,” said John Weatherill, […]

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Airlines told to avoid Afghanistan airspace

Reading Time: 2 minutes Afghanistan’s aviation authority said on Monday the country’s airspace had been “released to the military” and advised airlines to avoid its air corridors, prompting major airlines to divert flights in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul. The authority did not specify which military, given the collapse of local security forces in the face […]

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Air France Ups Its Rail Connection Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute As of June 21, 2021, Air France offers 7 additional routes under a combined „Train +Air“ program that it implements together with SNCF French Railways. The new routes will be the following: between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Aix-en-Provence TGV, Bordeaux Saint-Jean, Marseille Saint-Charles and Montpellier Saint-Roch; between Paris-Orly (via Massy TGV station) and Avignon TGV, […]

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Air France Plans Operating Capacity of 65% of 2019’s Level

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France said that it plans to operate at 65% capacity of 2019’s level in July and August, compared to 40% in May. This summer, it will serve almost 200 destinations worldwide, including more than 110 destinations in its home country, Europe and North Africa. Air France will operate 81 seasonal routes (including 23 new […]

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Air France flight evacuated over a bomb scare at Charles de Gaulle Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Air France flight was evacuated over a bomb scare at Charles de Gaulle Airport yesterday. Gerald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior of France, tweeted: “At the request of the Prime Minister, the interministerial crisis unit was opened, following a suspicion of the presence on board of an explosive device on an Air France Ndjamena […]

Greenpeace Vandalized Air France 777 by Painting It Green

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, Greenpeace protesters sprayed green paint at an Air France 777 at Charles de Gaulle Airport. They bypassed the security and got onto the tarmac to paint the aircraft green while wearing vests with a written „greenwashing in progress.“ The organization believes that a substantial reduction in air traffic is needed to stop climate change. […]

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Air France And SNCF Extend Their “Train + Air” Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France airlines and a national rail operator SNCF start offering a new route, between Bordeaux Saint-Jean station and Paris-Orly airport, as part of their joint “Train + Air” service. The connections will also be available to the entire international Air France network on departure from Paris-Orly airport, e.g., to Cayenne, Fort-de-France, and Saint-Denis de […]

BAA Training to provide flight training for ENAC

Reading Time: 2 minutes BAA Training becomes the first ENAC‘s partner to provide flight training in Europe. Having passed the compliance audit, the BAA Training flight base in Lleida-Alguaire received official approval from ENAC to carry out flight training for ENAC’s students. The consent to audit the BAA Training’s Spanish flight base was given to ENAC by Civil Aviation […]

Air France and HOP! to Cut Over 7,500 Jobs in Three Years

Reading Time: < 1 minute At Air France and HOP! harsh cost-saving measures have also been inevitable. Both carriers are adapting to the new environment with tailored strategic solutions for the upcoming future. Workforce cuts are unavoidable.  In a statement the airline reveals that during three months of the turbulence, its “activity and revenue fell by 95%, and at the […]

Air France Retires All Airbus A380 with Immediate Effect

Reading Time: 2 minutes In face of the crisis, some decisions and changes are introduced unexpectedly and ahead of initial plans. This is the case of Airbus A380 fleet operated by Air France. The airline has announced that nine A380 planes will remain grounded due to the reduced demand and will no longer perform commercial flights for the carrier. […]