Air France

Flag-carrier and largest airline of France

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Air France, stylised as AIRFRANCE, is the flag carrier of France headquartered in Tremblay-en-France. It is a subsidiary of the Air France–KLM Group and a founding member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. As of 2013 Air France serves 36 destinations in France and operates worldwide scheduled passenger and cargo services to 175 destinations in 78 countries and also carried 46,803,000 passengers in 2019. The airline's global hub is at Charles de Gaulle Airport with Orly Airport as the primary domestic hub. Air France's corporate headquarters, previously in Montparnasse, Paris, are located on the grounds of Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of Paris.


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Today in History for July 25th

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Coronavirus: Air France set to cut more than 7,500 jobs

Air France-KLM plans thousands of job cuts at its French arm as the air industry reels from the pandemic.
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France will not tolerate mass layoffs at Air France-KLM

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Paris: France is warning flag carrier Air France-KLM against making forced job cuts, with Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire saying such a move would constitute a "red line" the carrier shouldn't cross..
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Coronavirus aid: Air France 'must cut domestic flights to get state loan'

A €7bn (£6.15bn) rescue is contingent on the airline becoming more eco-friendly, a minister says.
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Air France flight stopped in Republic of Congo after gunshot

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Air France-KLM stock price struggles as carrier seeks emergency funding

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Air France working with government to help repatriate French, European travelers

Air France said on Thursday that it was working closely with the French government to help repatriate French and European nationals abroad who might be stranded as a result of transport link closures..
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Air France to decide later on Thursday whether to maintain flights to U.S.: spokesperson

French airliner Air France will decide later in the day whether to maintain its flights to the United States after President Donald Trump ordered a travel ban for Europeans, it said on Thursday.
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Coronavirus Could Slow Efforts to Cut Airlines’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Air France, citing the virus, has called for relief from taxes designed to curb global warming emissions. Other efforts could be disrupted as well. - Published

Air France extends suspension of China flights

Air France said on Thursday that it was extending its suspension of flights to and from mainland China due to the coronavirus.
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Air France joins China flight exodus as virus unnerves cabin crew

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Air France suspends all flights to mainland China until February 9

Air France announced on Thursday it will suspend all its scheduled flights to and from mainland China until Feb 9, the latest reaction in response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China.
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Air France reduces China flights as virus outbreak hits demand

Air France said on Wednesday it would reduce its flight schedule to Beijing and Shanghai this week, as the coronavirus outbreak hit demand for travel to China.
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Union protests continue despite Macron's compromise

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Friends and family of teenage Ivorian stowaway struggle to grasp his death

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Body Of 'Child Migrant' Found In Landing Gear Of Air France Flight

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The body of a stowaway has been found in the landing gear of an Air France flight from the Ivory Coast to Paris, the airline said. The lifeless body was found after Flight 703 left Abidjan on Tuesday..
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'Child stowaway' found dead in plane's undercarriage in Paris

A body was discovered after an Air France flight had arrived in Paris from Ivory Coast.
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Stowaway found dead at Paris airport after Ivory Coast flight: airline

The body of a stowaway has been found in the landing gear of an aircraft that landed in Paris after a flight from the Ivory Coast in West Africa, carrier Air France said on Wednesday.
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Air France suspends flights over Iraq and Iran airspace

France's airline Air France said on Wednesday the company has suspended flights over Iraq and Iran airspace after Iranian missile strikes targeting U.S.-led forces.
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Air France flight diverts to Ireland after mysterious cell phone found on board

An Air France flight from Paris to Chicago diverted in Ireland after a cell phone was discovered on board that didn't belong to any passengers. - Published

Air France jet carrying imperial ceremony guest makes emergency landing at Tokyo’s Haneda

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Aigle Azur liquidation looms as Air France and easyJet drop bids

Air France-KLM and easyJet withdrew competing offers for Aigle Azur on Thursday after missing an overnight court deadline to improve their bids to acquire part of the collapsed budget airline's..
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Air France confirms bid for cash-strapped carrier Aigle Azur

Air France on Monday confirmed it had offered to buy the bankrupt carrier Aigle Azur, France’s second-largest airline, which suspended flights last week leaving thousands of passengers stranded.
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Prosecutors appeal against dropping of Air France charges over 2009 crash

French prosecutors appealed on Friday against a decision by magistrates not to prosecute Air France over the 2009 crash of a passenger aircraft flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in which all 228 on..
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Charges dropped against Air France and Airbus over Atlantic crash

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Air France crash: Manslaughter charges dropped over 2009 disaster

French judges say there are not enough grounds to prosecute Air France and Airbus over the 2009 crash.
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French judges drop charges against Air France over 2009 Rio-Paris crash

French magistrates investigating the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris in which 228 people died have ordered that the charges against Airbus and Air France be dropped.
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Dozens of Airbus A380s face urgent checks after cracked part dug from ice

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Exclusive: Checks to be ordered after 2017 Airbus A380 engine explosion

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Heathrow in talks with union to stop Tuesday’s strike

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Air France, Emirates maintain Cairo flights after British Air suspension

Air France , Emirates and Etihad Airways are continuing to operate flights to Cairo after British Airways and Lufthansa suspended services to Egypt's capital.
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Air France to keep flying to Cairo

Air France is maintaining its flights to Cairo, a spokesman for the airline said on Sunday, following the decision by rivals British Airways and Lufthansa to suspend flights to Egypt's capital over..
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Air France could face trial over 2009 crash of Rio-Paris flight

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Prosecutors seek Air France trial over fatal 2009 Rio-to-Paris crash: source

French prosecutors want Air France to face trial over a fatal crash in 2009 involving flight AF447 between Rio de Janeiro and Paris which killed all 228 people on board, a judicial source said on..
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Ten years on, questions remain over response to Air France 447

As Air France pilots fought for control, an Airbus A330 passenger jet plummeted from 38,000 feet for four minutes, its engines running but its wings unable to seize enough air to fly.
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