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New Air France-KLM chief vows to invest half of salary in airline

Paris - Air France-KLM's new boss said Monday that he would invest half of his fixed salary into the company's stock as a gauge of his "confidence" in returning the strike-prone airline to a more solid footing.

Air France, British Airways to end flights to Tehran

Paris - Air France and British Airways announced Thursday that they will halt flights to Tehran next month, citing low profitability as the US reimposes sanctions on Iran.

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.

Air France's future in the balance, warns economy minister

Paris - France's economy minister on Sunday warned that the survival of strike-hit Air France was in the balance following the departure of the company's chief executive over a pay dispute.

Air France staff strike, a quarter of flights cancelled

Paris - Air France staff went on strike Friday for the third time in a month, forcing the airline to cancel a quarter of flights as multiple industrial disputes weigh on President Emmanuel Macron's workload.

Air France strike as unions turn up heat on Macron

Paris - Air France crew went on strike Friday, forcing the cancellation of about a quarter of the airline's flights as unions discussed further protests against reformist President Emmanuel Macron.

Air France pilots and stewards strike for pay rise

Paris - Half of Air France's long-haul flights out of Paris were cancelled Thursday due to a strike over pay by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff.

Air France unveils Joon — the 'millenials' airline

Paris - Air France on Thursday unveiled a new lower-cost subsidiary called Joon that will specifically target well-travelled millenials.

Three found guilty in Air France 'shirt-ripping' trial

Paris - Three former Air France employees on trial for ripping company executives' shirts during a dispute over layoffs were found guilty on Wednesday in a case that highlighted the country's fraught labour relations.

Raucous scenes as Air France 'shirt-ripping' trial opens

Bobigny - Cheers and jeers marked the start of the trial on Tuesday of 15 people over a confrontation in which Air France workers angry over planned layoffs left two executives with their shirts shredded.

Female Air France crew can opt out of Iran flights over headscarf

Paris - Female employees of Air France will be allowed to opt out of working on the resumed flights to Iran so that they can avoid having to wear a headscarf, a company official said Monday.

Air France cabin crew told to wear headscarf in Tehran

Paris - A number of female Air France cabin crew are resisting an airline ruling that they should wear a headscarf while in Tehran, when flights to the Iranian capital resume on April 17, a union representative told AFP on Saturday.

Fake bomb causes scare on Air France flight

Paris - A suspicious object made of cardboard and a kitchen timer sparked a bomb scare on an Air France flight Sunday, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Kenya.

Two Air France flights to Paris diverted by 'bomb scare'

Los Angeles - Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the United States were diverted Tuesday and landed safely after the airline received anonymous bomb threats, the carrier said.

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.

Most French 'understand' irate Air France workers: Poll

Paris - A majority of French people "understand" the behaviour of striking Air France workers who attacked two of the airline's managers this week, ripping their clothes, a poll to be published Sunday showed.

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.

Boeing concern after panel falls off plane over Shanghai

Washington - US aviation giant Boeing said it has asked airlines to address a maintenance issue after a passenger jet's landing gear panel fell off after takeoff and fell on a Shanghai suburb.

U.S. fighter jets scrambled for French flight to NY

New York - An Air France passenger jet flying from Paris to New York was escorted by two U.S. fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip Monday because of a bomb threat against the flight, the airline and US officials said.

Air France pilots end record strike

Paris - Air France's main pilots' union Sunday ended the longest strike in the carrier's history to allow "calmer" talks to go ahead over the contentious issue of the airline's low-cost subsidiary Transavia.

Union makes offer to end marathon Air France strike

Paris - Air France's main pilots' union offered to lift its crippling strike if an independent mediator were named to run negotiations in a bitter battle over the fate of the company's low-cost subsidiary.

Union makes offer to end marathon Air France strike

Paris - Air France's main pilots' union offered to lift its crippling strike late Friday if an independent mediator were named to run negotiations in a bitter battle over the fate of the company's low-cost subsidiary.

Air France pilot strike to enter fourth day as talks sputter

Paris - Striking Air France pilots dug in their heels Wednesday, rejecting government calls to go back to work and new assurances from management that low-cost operations would not threaten their jobs.

Air France-KLM returns to operating profit as net loss mounts

Paris - French airline Air France-KLM, struggling against low-cost competition, raised operating performance last year despite an increased net loss, the company reported on Thursday.The Air France group, the second-biggest airline in Europe after Lufthansa of...

Air France-KLM to invest $100 mln in Brazil's Gol

Paris - Air France-KLM said Wednesday it had signed a strategic partnership deal with Gol Linhas Aereas in which it will invest $100 million in the Brazilian airline.The deal will boost the airlines' cooperation between Brazil and Europe with increased codesha...
 

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