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2.6-billion euro loss for Air France-KLM in virus-hit 2nd quarter

Paris - Air France-KLM on Thursday announced a second-quarter loss of 2.6 billion euros ($3.1 billion), thanks to grounded flights during the virus pandemic, adding that the twin airlines must "significantly reduce" the workforce.

Dutch readying 2-4bn aid package for KLM: minister

Den Haag - The Dutch government plans to prop up KLM during the coronavirus crisis with an aid package worth between two to four billion euros, the finance minister said Friday, shortly after Paris pledged help for partner airline Air France.

Coronavirus buffets Air France as 2019 profits dive

Paris - French-Dutch airline Air France-KLM said Thursday the coronavirus has blown a large hole in 2020 earnings to date while separately unveiling lower profits for 2019.

Dutch eye Air France woes fearing headwinds for KLM

Den Haag - Dutch politicians and unions are watching the unfolding crisis at Air France with increasing concern, amid fears the turbulence at the French company will sideswipe its Dutch partner KLM -- another chapter in an already stormy union.

Panel falls from aircraft, smashes into car in Japan

Toukyo - A panel weighing 4.3 kilograms fell from a plane shortly after take-off from a Japanese airport and smashed the window of a car being driven below, news reports and the airline said Sunday.

Op-Ed: Successful brands on social media this holiday season

Tracking social ROI is tricky but that doesn't give companies an automatic out. Even if every share doesn't turn into a sale, a solid social strategy can make shoppers sweet on your brand.

Four Air France employees sacked over shirt-ripping incident

Paris - Air France said Thursday it had sacked four employees and started dismissal proceedings against a union representative over chaotic scenes last month when two of its executives had their shirts shredded by angry staff.

Five Air France workers face trial in December

Paris - Five Air France employees will stand trial on December 2 for their alleged role in violent scenes last week during which one of the struggling airline's executives had his shirt ripped off.

Six arrested over Air France violence

Paris - Six Air France employees were arrested Monday for their alleged roles in a violent protest that forced an executive for the struggling airline to flee an angry mob after his shirt was ripped off.

Arrests over Air France violence angers unions, left

Paris - Six Air France employees were arrested Monday for their role in a violent protest that forced an executive for the struggling airline to flee an angry mob after his shirt was ripped off.

Hollande warns Air France violence 'could harm country's image'

Paris - French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday scenes of Air France executives fleeing an angry mob after having their shirts ripped off by striking workers were "unacceptable" and put the country's image at risk.

Air France executive 'almost lynched' in job cut protests

Paris - Air France's human resources manager had his shirt stripped from his body as he was "almost lynched" on Monday by workers protesting a plan to cut 2,900 jobs from the struggling airline.

Airline uses beagle to help passengers find lost luggage

If you ever fly with KLM and are in the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, a beagle may help you find any luggage you might lose, as a video that has gone viral shows.

Dutch Boeing 737-800's had 17 altimeter failures in 6 months

Dutch KLM airlines' Boeing 737-800s recorded 17 radio-altimeter failures over the past 6 months, similar to the problem identified as the most likely cause of the crash of the Turkish Airlines' Boeing 737-800 two weeks ago, in which 9 people were killed.
 

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