Tag: Air France

Air France and Vietnam Airlines Sign a New Joint Venture

On 10 October 2017, Air France and Vietnam Airlines announced the signing of a strategic partnership allowing the two airlines to optimize their services between France, Europe and Vietnam and to strengthen their position in a buoyant but highly competitive market. Starting 1 November 2017, date of the launch of this new joint venture, Air […]

Panic As Engine Falls Off Air France A380 Over Atlantic

An Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles lost one of its four engines over the Atlantic Ocean Saturday, forcing the crew to divert to Goose Bay Airport, in Labrador in eastern Canada. The plane was west of Greenland, about midway through the flight when what passengers described as a loud ‘boom’ shook the […]

Air France Unveils New Airline Joon To Target Millenial Travellers

Air France presents its new airline, Joon, which will start operating medium-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle this autumn, followed by long-haul flights in summer 2018. Joon is especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology. This new brand has been entirely designed to […]

Air France Flight Declares Emergency After Being Struck By Lightening

An Air France flight heading from Paris to Birmingham declared a mid-air emergency after it was hit by a bolt of lightening. The passenger flight was leaving Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and was heading to the West Midlands when an alert was sounded. It later landed safely at Birmingham Airport with no one hurt during […]

Watch How Air France Helps Porsche Get Into The Record Books

A Porsche Cayenne has successfully towed an Air France Airbus A380 weighing 285-tonnes. The Cayenne, driven by Porsche GB technician Richard Payne, towed the aircraft over a distance of 42-metres at the Air France H6 maintenance hangar at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, improving on the previous Guinness World Record title of 115-tonnes. Air France […]

1,000 Flights Likely to Be Canceled as a Result of French ATC Strike

Many airlines will be severely affected by a week of disruption caused predominantly by striking French air traffic control (ATC) staff. While Air France has indicated that this will not affect long-haul routes and only a handful of medium-haul ones, flights to the south and west of the country will be badly hit. The French […]

Airbus Starts 2017 With A380 Sales Loss

European manufacturer Airbus had a quiet start to 2017, with just four aircraft—one A320ceo for Mexico’s VivaAerobus and three A350-900s for Air France—sold. That figure was effectively halved as two previous sales, the last pair of A380s for the French flag carrier, were converted to A350-900s, giving a net tally of two. The continuing move […]

Air Côte d’Ivoire Spreads Its Wings

Earlier this year, Air Côte d’Ivoire placed an order with Airbus for three A320neos and two A320s, the Ivorian national airline becoming the first African airline to order the A320neo. CEO, René Décurey, explained that this demonstrated the airline’s commitment to accelerate its growth in western and central Africa, which has already resulted in it […]

Air France is Planning a Lower-Cost Long-Haul Airline

Air France is planning a lower-cost long-haul airline which will operate 10 aircraft by 2020 in a two-class layout, under its new Trust Together strategy. Revealing the first details of Trust Together on Nov. 3, Air France-KLM chairman and CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac said one of the group’s nine strategic priorities was to “regain the offensive […]

AirBaltic Joins Airlines for Europe

Latvian carrier airBaltic has joined Airlines for Europe (A4E), adding to the lobbying group’s growing number of carriers. A4E has been steadily gaining members since its creation in January 2016 and has been campaigning on a variety of issues affecting the airline industry, notably air traffic control (ATC) strikes, removing what it regards as unreasonable […]