Tag: Air France

New Routes From January 2016

Reading Time: 1 minute Airlines are launching new routes for the 2016.  Hong Kong Airlines begins 3X-weekly Airbus A320 service to Phnom Penh Feb. 27. It began 3X-weekly Hong Kong-Gold Coast-Cairns Jan. 8. Hong Kong Airlines increased Hong Kong-Tianjin service to 2X-daily. Blue Air begins 2X-weekly Hamburg-Bucharest Boeing 737 service March 29. Ryanair adds daily London STN-Timisoara Nov. 1. […]

World’s First Airline to Fly an Airbus A380 to Latin America

Reading Time: 2 minutes This winter, Air France is offering six weekly frequencies between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Mexico. Starting on 12 January 2016, three weekly flights are operated by Airbus A380, the Company’s largest super jumbo (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Air France is the world’s first airline to fly an Airbus A380 to Latin America. The three other […]

Air France Pays Tribute to Its Last Boeing 747 With Its Customers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air France salutes with emotion the departure of its Boeing 747 from its long-haul fleet, after more than forty years of idyllic travel by Jumbo Jet. On this occasion, the Company is inviting its customers to share in several different celebrations. Special open days at the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget Air France […]

Air France Unions to Strike in January

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France has confirmed it has been informed of strike action by the CGT trade union on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 and by Alter, a minor pilots’ union, from Jan. 10-13. According to several media reports, CGT is protesting job cuts as well as the legal action taken against five employees involved in an Oct. […]

Air France 777 Diverted After Fake Bomb Found in Toilet

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air France Boeing 777 enroute from Mauritius to Paris Dec.20 diverted to Kenya after a fake bomb was discovered in one of the lavatories. According to a New York Times report, the fake device was made of cardboard, sheets of paper and a timer; nothing that would have triggered an alert during airport screening. […]

Paris Attacks Cost Air France-KLM €50m in Lost Revenue

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France-KLM has said that the Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed, led to a €50m ($54m; £36m) drop in revenues as trips were cancelled. However, the airline group said it expected the effect to have largely worn off by the end of December. The group said the attacks “significantly impacted” traffic to and […]