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Air France pilots' union confident new CEO will resolve pay crisis

Air Transport World  2018-09-18 14:23:00

Air France?s main pilots' union has confidence in new Air France-KLM group CEO Ben Smith?s ability to solve a pay crisis that cost his predecessor his job and is still unresolved, its president told France?s ...

BEA considers new Greenland search in Air France A380 engine probe

Air Transport World  2018-09-14 16:20:00

French air accident investigation agency BEA is evaluating whether to launch a new radar search for engine parts buried beneath the Greenland ice that could provide clues as to why an Air France Airbus ...

New CEO takes helm at Air France-KLM Sept. 17

Air Transport World  2018-09-14 15:56:00

Benjamin Smith will assume his new position as Air France-KLM?s new CEO Sept. 17, bringing to a close a four month-period in which the airline group was without a permanent boss after the escalation of ...

Air France, Joon schedule new destinations for 2019

Air Transport World  2018-09-13 15:17:00

Air France will fly from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, from March 2019 for the summer season while its sister hybrid airline Joon will launch new services to Quito, Ecuador ...

Air France unions to hold strategy meeting prior to new CEO arrival

Air Transport World  2018-08-24 15:03:00

Air France unions will meet to discuss the next steps they will take to continue their fight for bigger pay increases as the Air France-KLM group prepares for the arrival of new CEO Benjamin Smith by the ...

British Airways, Air France halting flights to Iran from next month

Reuters  2018-08-23 17:56:45

British Airways and Air France said on Thursday they would halt flights to Iran from September for business reasons, months after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would re-impose sanctions on Tehran.

Air France to end flights to Tehran in September on weak demand

Reuters  2018-08-23 15:20:34

The French arm of Franco-Dutch airlines group Air France KLM said Thursday it will stop its flights to Tehran in September for business reasons.

BA and Air France to stop flights to Iran next month

BBC News  2018-08-23 15:08:22

The airlines say they will stop flying to Iran next month as the route is "not commercially viable".

New Air France-KLM boss meets minister ahead of strike decision

Reuters  2018-08-22 10:56:47

Newly appointed Air France-KLM Chief Executive Ben Smith held talks with French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, as the airline group's unions prepare to decide ...

Air France-KLM shares fall, Dutch pilots threaten to strike

Reuters  2018-08-17 10:45:09

Air France-KLM shares fell on Friday in response to the hostile reception from unions to the company's new boss Benjamin Smith, while the airline's Dutch pilots threatened to strike over working conditions.

Smith appointed chief executive at Air France-KLM

Breaking Travel News  2018-08-17 08:25:05

Current Air Canada chief operating officer Benjamin Smith has been selected by Air France-KLM as its next chief executive. Smith has played a major role at Air Canada over the past two decades, and becomes ...

Air France-KLM appoints first foreign CEO over union objections

Reuters  2018-08-16 19:59:16

Air France-KLM named Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith as its new boss on Thursday, opting for an outsider to steer the airline group through a fraught stand-off with unions at its French carrier.

Breaking News: Ben Smith appointed Air France-KLM CEO

Air Transport World  2018-08-16 18:31:00

Air Canada president airlines and COO Ben Smith has been appointed Air France-KLM CEO.read more

Air France KLM board member criticizes Air Canada?s Smith as CEO choice

Air Transport World  2018-08-13 14:47:00

The pilot representative on Air France KLM?s board of directors has spoken out against the possibility of the group choosing Air Canada?s passenger airlines president and COO as its next chief executive, ...

Lead candidate to head Air France-KLM is Air Canada's COO: Le Monde

Reuters  2018-08-08 10:04:44

Air France-KLM's nominations committee has picked Benjamin Smith, Air Canada's chief operating officer, as its preferred candidate to head the airline, French newspaper Le Monde reported on Wednesday.

Air France-KLM, Air Europa to form joint venture

Air Transport World  2018-08-06 15:49:00

Air France-KLM and fellow SkyTeam member Air Europa intend to extend their existing codeshare into a joint venture (JV), covering flights between Europe and Central and South America.read more

Air France-KLM reports 1H net loss on strikes, fuel costs

Air Transport World  2018-08-01 16:38:00

Air France-KLM said the dispute with unions over pay has led it to post a net loss of ?159 million ($186 million) in the first half, reversed from a net profit of ?450 million the first half of the previous ...

AccorHotels drops plan to take Air France-KLM minority stake

Air Transport World  2018-07-26 13:25:00

French hotel group AccorHotels said it was no longer interested in buying a minority stake in Air France-KLM, just under two months after it confirmed an interest in the airline group. read more

Accor drops plans for Air France-KLM stake

Breaking Travel News  2018-07-26 08:49:09

Hotel giant AccorHotels has dropped plans for a potential stake in Air France-KLM. In June, as part of its strategy to develop its range of services in the travel space, Accor had stated it was considering ...

Air France-KLM, China Eastern expand JV

Air Transport World  2018-07-20 14:03:00

Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines have broadened their cooperation and extended their joint venture (JV) with new destinations on the passenger side and China Eastern selecting Air France-KLM?s ...