Tag: Air France

Joon Celebrates Its One Millionth Customer

Joon is proud to be celebrating its one millionth customer on board since its first commercial flight on 1st December 2017. This customer, who was travelling on the flight from Rome to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, was greeted on arrival in Paris by Jean-Michel Mathieu, Joon’s CEO, together with the crew and was presented with: A […]

Air France CEO Steps Down after New Strike Hits the Airline

Air France KLM shares slumped on Monday after the company’s chief executive said he would resign following the rejection of a pay deal by the airline’s staff continuing their industrial action in pursuit of a 5.1% pay rise. A series of Air France strikes—13 one-day walkouts so far in recent weeks—have cost the company at least […]

Air France Strike Will Affect 75% of Its Flights

A 28% of Air France’s staff is planning to strike on February 22, 2018. The French carrier stated it will operate 75% of its flights amidst the protest. Worker unions representing Air France pilots, cabin crew, and ground staff, called the strike amid demands for a 6% pay rise, which the airline has refused to […]

Air France Airbus A380 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

An Air France Airbus A380, performing flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Los Angeles, was descending towards Los Angeles when the crew needed to shut the #2 engine down due to a low oil pressure indication. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on runway 25L. The airline confirmed the aircraft landed with the […]

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 […]