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Air France explains why flight AF407 diverted to Lisbon

On May 21, 2020, Air France flight AF407 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, unexpectedly landed in Lisbon, Portugal. The airline was initially flying to Paris, France....


Clement Charpentreau
Netherlands entry into Air France-KLM judged unlawful

When the Dutch authorities upped their stake in Air France-KLM in February 2019, the decision raised many eyebrows. It was not only surprising but also unlawful, as a Dutch courts’ ruling now shows....


Clement Charpentreau
BREAKING: Air France definitely retires Airbus A380 fleet

Air France announced that the nine Airbus A380 aircraft that remained in its fleet would not take off again, two years before their official withdrawal....


Clement Charpentreau
European Union approves French aid of €7 billion to Air France

The European Commission approved the aid proposed by the French government to Air France. The €7 billion will be used by the carrier to alleviate the consequences of the coronavirus crisis....


Clement Charpentreau
France outlines strings attached to Air France $7B state loan

Caught in the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Air France has to make concessions. As a condition to the state aid granted by France, the airline will have to reduce short-haul routes to only connecting lines if a rail alternative exists....


Clement Charpentreau
Air France forced to provide masks after full flight backlash

After the controversy sparked by a picture of a flight packed with passengers wearing no protective equipment, Air France announced it would distribute masks in planes when the number of passengers is too high to respect the social distancing imposed to counter the COVID-19 pandemic....


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Shots fired at Air France A330 in Congo, flight AF4145 postponed

On April 11, 2020, Air France Airbus A330 was shot at and left with bullet holes in Pointe Noire Airport (PNR) in Congo. Following the incident, an outbound flight AF4145 ‒ a repatriation flight organized amid the COVID-19 outbreak ‒ was postponed for 24 hours, until a replacement aircraft arrives....


Clement Charpentreau
Is Air France-KLM heading towards nationalization?

Like other carriers in Europe, the containment measures to fight the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic have greatly affected Air France’s revenue. The national airline could be saved by a state intervention once the crisis passes....


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Air France AF1146 makes U-turn, returns to Paris

On March 16, 2020, Air France Flight AF1146 took off from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in France, en route to Warsaw Poland. As it was already crossing Poland, nearing its destination, the flight made a sharp U-turn, before heading back for landing in France. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Air France to temporarily lay off 80% of staff due to coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus Covid-19 epidemic, Ben Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM Group announced it would gradually reduce its activity by up to 90% by the end of the week. Up to 80% of its workforce could be temporarily laid off....