Tag: Air France

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. […]

Air France-KLM Group Operates only 5% of Capacity During Q2

Reading Time: 1 minute The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic has hardly hit Air France-KLM Group. At present it is “navigating a storm of unprecedented severity” and during the second quarter operates only around 5% of the previously planned capacity. In a statement, the company revealed that after a slow resumption of flights throughout summer, in September it […]

Air France Grounds Airbus A380s and KLM Boeing 747s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Adapting to the quickly changing situation on the air travel market due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, Air France-KLM Group has announced implementing major flight reductions, FlightGlobal reports. Home countries of both KLM and Air France have not imposed border controls and air traffic is still allowed to and out of both the Netherlands […]

First Flight of Concorde: True Aviation Engineering Marvel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Concorde. The icon. The legend. The aviation engineering marvel. Today it celebrates the special event. On this day, 2 March, in 1969 the stylish Concorde took off for the maiden flight. Only 14 aircraft in service (out of 20 built in total), only two airlines operating the type (Air France and British Airways), only two […]

350th Airbus A350 to Fly for Air France

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 350th Airbus A350 has left the final assembly line in Toulouse to reach Air France and start its commercial operations to Bamako and Abidjan shortly. This is already the fourth A350 handed over to Air France. The brand new widebody was named Nice and it joins the Toulouse, Lyon and St. Denis de la […]

New Biggest European Customer for Airbus A220 Emerges: Air France

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France fleet modernization is quickly accelerating. Just over a week ago Air France-KLM announced about extending its order for Airbus A350 with 10 additional planes. This time the Group confirmed finalizing order for 60 Airbus A220s. Air France intends to modernize not only its widebody planes, but also single-aisle fleet. With this order Air […]

Air France Intends to Benefit from 10 Additional Airbus A350 XWBs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France intends to benefit from 10 additional Airbus A350-900 widebody aircraft. The Air France-KLM Group has announced that it is expanding its order for the type up to 38 aircraft in total. The first Airbus A350 XWB out of the initial order for 28 aircraft reached the flag carrier of France in September, 2019. […]

Air France Retires Its First Airbus A380

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first out of 10 Airbus A380 operated by Air France has been already returned to the lessor Dr. Peters Group and reached Malta to be stripped of the carrier’s livery. After Singapore Airlines, the French carrier has become the second one to phase this superjumbo jet out of its fleet. Earlier this year Air France […]

First Airbus A350 XWB Reaches Air France

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air France, the flag carrier of  France, has finally received its first widebody Airbus A350 XWB. The first A350-900 out of 28 on the Airbus order list. Configured in a three-class layout with 324 seats including 34 full-flat business, 24 premium economy and 266 economy class seats, the A350 will gradually start its operations by […]