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Air France-KLM profits climb in 'challenging' market

Jul 31, 2019 - 8:40 PM

(UPDATED) Air France-KLM's operating profits reach 400 million euros ($446 million) in the 2nd quarter of 2019, up 15.6% from the same period last year

STRIKE. File photo of Air France plane is parked at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, north of Paris. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

Air France-KLM orders 60 new Airbus planes, plans A380 phaseout

Jul 31, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Air France-KLM says Airbus A220s would be cheaper to fly while also 'significantly reducing CO2 and noise emissions'

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Prosecutors recommend trial for Air France over 2009 crash – judicial sources

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:00 PM

French prosecutors conclude Air France was aware of technical problems with a key speed-measuring instrument on its Airbus A330 plane, but had failed to inform or train pilots on how to resolve the issue

2009 AIR FRANCE CRASH. A handout picture released June 8, 2009 by the Brazilian Navy shows divers recovering a huge part of the rudder of the Air France A330 aircraft lost in midflight over the Atlantic ocean on June 1. Handout file photo by Brazilian Navy/AFP

No Canadians: Air France unions insist on a French CEO

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Nine out of 10 Air France unions say it is 'inconceivable' that the company falls into the hands of a foreign executive

NO WAY. File photo of Air France-KLM planes. AFP Photo

Air France passengers grounded by strike

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:52 PM

'Air France regrets this situation and is making every effort to minimize the inconvenience this strike action may cause to its customers,' it says in a statement

Air France strike to affect half of long-haul flights

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:08 PM

Air France asks travellers to postpone trips at no extra cost

Investigators probe Air France A380 after engine blowout

Oct 01, 2017 - 7:46 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Passengers recount hearing a loud bang followed by violent shaking, before the plane made an emergency landing

JUMBO PLANE. A file photo of the Airbus A380 of AirFrance after landing in Cancun, Mexico on November 27, 2013. Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP

Cebu Pacific links up with KLM AFI to service expanding fleet

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The long term contract covers a fleet of what is expected to be over 40 Airbus A320s

Suspected radioactive leak at New Delhi airport

Oct 09, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Cartons containing nuclear medicine material are isolated to investigate the suspected leak

An Indian security guard stands near a barricade at New Delhi's international airport in New Delhi on October 9, 2016.  Emergency workers sealed off a portion of New Delhi's international airport October 9 after officials suspected a consignment containing radioactive material had leaked, a police officer said. Fifteen cartons containing nuclear medicine material were isolated to investigate the suspected leak after the shipment arrived at the cargo area in an Air France plane, Sanjay Bhatia, the police chief of Delhi airport security, told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN

'Mouse' grounds Air France flight

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:20 AM

The Bamako Paris flight gets delayed by 48 hours after the discovery of a small rodent which posed a significant danger to the plane

epa04965788 An xterior view of the Air France Head Office in Roissy-en-France, near Paris, France, 06 October 2015. French politicians denounced what they called the unacceptable violence against members of the management of Air France in clashes the day before on 05 October. EPA/CAROLINE BLUMBERG

Europe 'big 5' airlines launch new alliance

Jan 21, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The Airlines for Europe A4E alliance calls for an end to excessive fees paid by travellers

Air France says bomb scare was 'false alarm'

Dec 20, 2015 - 11:04 PM

The object which prompted a plane to make an emergency landing was not capable of causing an explosion the airline s chief executive says

Air France planes are parked on the tarmac of Charles de Gaulle airport on September 24, 2014 in Roissy, north of Paris, on the 10th day of Air France's pilots strike against the company's plan to develop its low-cost subsidiary. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN

Air France flight forced to land in Kenya over bomb alert

Dec 20, 2015 - 3:07 PM

3rd UPDATE All passengers are evacuated as bomb experts are called in to examine a suspicious device

2 Air France flights from US to Paris diverted by 'bomb scare'

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Both aircraft – flight 65 out of Los Angeles and flight 55 out of Virginia – have landed safely

Typhoon Lando, Duterte on 2016, Air France job cuts | 12PM wRap

Oct 19, 2015 - 12:37 PM

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Air France continues with 2016 job cuts despite protests

Oct 18, 2015 - 10:33 PM

Air France plans to cut 2 900 jobs over 2016 and 2017

Photo by Eric Piermont/AFP

Six arrested over Air France violence

Oct 12, 2015 - 4:11 PM

UPDATED The six men arrested work for the Cargo Air France division but are not elected union officials one of the sources says

ESCAPE. Air France Executive Vice President in charge of Human Resources and Labour Relations Xavier Broseta, shirtless, tries to cross a fence after several hundred employees stormed the offices of Air France, interrupting the meeting of the Central Committee (CCE) in Roissy-en-France, on October 5, 2015. File Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Robredo’s numbers, Mendoza in UN, Air France strike | 6PM wRap

Oct 06, 2015 - 6:51 PM

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Air France executive 'almost lynched' as jobs dispute turns violent

Oct 06, 2015 - 7:52 AM

The protest took place as Air France bosses were unveiling a revamped restructuring plan after pilots rejected an earlier proposal to work longer hours

ESCAPE. Air France Executive Vice President in charge of Human Resources and Labour Relations Xavier Broseta, shirtless, tries to cross a fence, helped by security and police officers, after several hundred employees stormed the offices of Air France, interrupting the meeting of the Central Committee (CCE) in Roissy-en-France, on October 5, 2015. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFPTRIBOUILLARD

Wing part arrives in France as MH370 link investigated

Aug 01, 2015 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED Experts will begin their analysis on August 5 If confirmed the discovery would mark the first breakthrough in a case that has baffled aviation experts for 16 months

MISSING PLANE. A picture made available July 30, 2015 shows officers carrying pieces of debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island, France, July 29. File photo by Raymond Wae Tion/EPA

Boeing warns of aircraft issue after panel falls on Shanghai

Jul 19, 2015 - 11:07 AM

A sheet of metal weighing 130 pounds 60 kilograms plunged to the ground shortly after Air France Flight 111 took off from Shanghai headed for Paris on Monday July 13

Picture taken on November 20, 2009 in Roissy airport shows a Boeing 777 of the French carrier Air France taking off. Eric Piermont/AFP

Air France flight makes emergency landing in Russia

Jun 02, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Spokesperson: All 275 passengers and 17 members of crew are fine

In this file photo, Air France planes are parked on the tarmac of Charles de Gaulle airport on September 24, 2014 in Roissy, north of Paris. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP

Doomed AirAsia jet's climb echoes Air France disaster

Jan 21, 2015 - 3:27 PM

The Air France flight from Rio to Paris vanished at night during a storm The aircraft s speed sensors were found to have malfunctioned and the plane climbed too steeply causing it to stall

RECOVERED. Indonesian national search and rescue agency's (BASARNAS) crew lifts up the wreckage of AirAsia QZ8501 aircraft tail from the Crest Onyx ship, after it was hoisted from the Java Sea during their recovery mission at Panglima Utar Kumai Harbour in Kumai, Central Kalimantan, on January 11, 2015. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

Aug 28, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Health ministers from west African nations hit by Ebola will gather in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday to discuss responses to the epidemic

French NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF - Doctors Without Borders) staff members standing wearing protective gear at the MSF ELWA hospital in Monrovia, 21 August 2014. Zoom Dosso/AFP

Air France says flight makes unscheduled landing in Germany

Mar 27, 2014 - 12:01 AM

The A380 from Shanghai bound for Paris landed at the main airport in the northern German city of Hamburg

File photo of Hamburg Airport by Christian Charisius/ EPA

Tracking down MH370 black boxes a Herculean challenge

Mar 25, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Looking for MH370 s black boxes is like looking for a needle in a haystack

Disappearance of Malaysian plane unlikely a terror attack – Interpol

Mar 11, 2014 - 9:49 PM

Interpol says the mysterious disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane was not likely caused by a terrorist attack

Missing Malaysia jet draws comparisons to AF447 case

Mar 11, 2014 - 11:33 AM

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has drawn comparisons with the 2009 crash of Air France flight AF447

AF447. Closeup of some of the first wreckage pieces and objects of the Air France A330 aircraft, flight AF447 lost in midflight over the Atlantic ocean June 1st and recovered from the sea, at the airbase hangar, in Recife, northeastern Brazil, on June 12, 2009. Photo by Mauricio Lima/AFP

Venezuela jails 22 over cocaine smuggling to France

Sep 29, 2013 - 8:59 PM

The latest 5 people sent to prison pending a trial are two airport officials with the attorney general s office and 3 workers employed by two companies contracted by Air France

IN TROUBLE. Authorities say 1.3 tons of cocaine stashed in Caracas-Paris Air France flight could not have been possible without accomplices among airline staff. In this file photo, passengers board an Air France plane in Berlin, Germany. EPA Soeren Stache

Air France in spotlight as 9 held over record cocaine bust

Sep 24, 2013 - 7:58 AM

The drugs with an estimated street value of 200 million euros 270m were found inside 30 suitcases on a Caracas Paris flight

IN TROUBLE. Authorities say 1.3 tons of cocaine stashed in Caracas-Paris Air France flight could not have been possible without accomplices among airline staff. In this file photo, passengers board an Air France plane in Berlin, Germany. EPA Soeren Stache

Air France fined for forcing non-Jewish passenger off flight

Apr 04, 2013 - 9:08 PM

A French court orders Air France to pay a 10 000 euro fine and damages for ordering a pro Palestinian activist off a flight to Tel Aviv

Photo obtained from the Air France website

Group seeks clues to US aviator's 1937 disappearance

Jul 08, 2012 - 5:29 PM

The mysterious disappearance of the aviatrix continues to haunt many

AMELIA EARHART, LOST AVIATRIX. Screen grab from YouTube