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Air France begins to make progress on pilot pay discussions

Air Transport World  2018-10-10 13:59:00

Air France-KLM made progress toward resolving a long-running conflict over pay with Air France?s workforce after one of its pilots? unions agreed in principle to accept a new pay offer put forward by the ...

Air France CEO steps downs as group chief talks of ?new approach?

Air Transport World  2018-09-28 15:27:00

Air France CEO Franck Terner resigned Sept. 27, leaving the new Air France-KLM Group CEO running both companies.read more

Air France, Air Senegal in commercial partnership talks

Air Transport World  2018-09-25 14:04:00

Air France is in discussions with Air Senegal about a possible commercial partnership, Air France-KLM EVP-commercial sales and alliances Patrick Alexandre told ATW?s sister publication Aviation Daily. ...

KLM cuts two African routes to add Las Vegas service

Air Transport World  2018-09-21 19:01:00

Dutch SkyTeam carrier KLM will stop services to Freetown in Sierra Leone and Monrovia in Liberia from summer 2019, freeing up capacity for 3X-weekly flights between Amsterdam and Las Vegas.read more

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 ...

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 ...

KLM, Dutch pilots agree on labor deal

Air Transport World  2018-09-04 17:16:00

Netherlands-based pilots union VNV said it has reached a deal in principle on a new collective labor agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and would not plan any more strikes while awaiting approval ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

KLM rejects pilot demands; pilots vow to ?take action?

Air Transport World  2018-08-21 15:43:00

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and its pilots have hit an impasse in their collective-labor agreement (CLA) talks, after carrier failed to agree to pilot demands by an Aug. 17 deadline.read more

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

Dutch ATC communication glitch halts flights at Schiphol

Air Transport World  2018-08-15 16:20:00

A breakdown in communications between Dutch air traffic controllers and aircraft halted flights and caused delays Aug. 15 at Amsterdam Schiphol airport?one of the business in Europe and KLM?s hub. read ...

KLM pilots want labor agreement by Aug. 17

Air Transport World  2018-08-14 16:30:00

Pilots at Dutch carrier KLM have given the airline until Aug. 17 to agree a new collective labor agreement (CLA) or face industrial action.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