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Rytis Beresnevicius
Air France “has broken operational model” and changes are coming

While Air France has struggled for a few years now, the Air France-KLM group CEO provided an update on the French airline, which will see significant changes to its operations in the coming years to return to profitability in the long-run....


Clement Charpentreau
Air France-KLM finances affected by A380 retirement

In its financial results for the third quarter of 2019, Air France-KLM announced a net profit down by more than half compared to the same period in 2018. The airline says it was affected by the retirement of the A380 from its fleet, and a “challenging macro-economic context”....


Clement Charpentreau
Aigle Azur, four offers left, no more Air France

Air France and the Dubreuil group did not submit any new takeover offer for Aigle Azur after the first one was rejected by the Commercial Court of Evry. Only four bids were filed....


Clement Charpentreau
Aigle Azur: 14 takeover offers, 13,000 passengers still stranded

At least fourteen offers to take over Aigle Azur were submitted before the deadline on September 9, 2019. As expected, one of them was from Air France. Meanwhile, 13,000 passengers of the company are still stranded....


Clement Charpentreau
Passengers stranded after Aigle Azur ceases operations

Aigle Azur will stop its operations from the evening of September 6, 2019. The second biggest French airline, which declared bankruptcy earlier this week, is now putting all hope in a buyout offer....


Clement Charpentreau
AF447: Manslaughter case against Air France, Airbus dismissed

The ten years of investigation into the crash of flight AF447 from Rio to Paris, which killed 228 passengers and crew members on June 1, 2009, could lead to no prosecution. The investigating judges have dismissed the case for manslaughter against Airbus and Air France....


Clement Charpentreau
Aigle Azur files for bankruptcy, Air France, IAG expected to bid

After an eventful week, Aigle Azur filed for bankruptcy on September 2, 2019. The company is now waiting for potential buyouts, with the deadline for bids set to next week. Air France and IAG may compete to take over the second biggest French airline to obtain its precious slots....


Ruta Burbaite
Cracks in salvaged A380 engine part to prompt safety checks?

Updated. Investigation into a mid-air engine explosion on an Air France Airbus A380 in 2017 has reportedly brought to light some troubling findings that might prompt the plane maker to declare urgent checks on some of its superjumbos. A report by Reuters indicates that France’s BEA air accident investigation agency has identified a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently recovered part of one of the aircraft’s engines that abruptly...


Clement Charpentreau
Air France-KLM to retire its last A380 by 2022

After months of uncertainty on the fate of the A380, Air France-KLM finally announced it would sell the five superjumbos it owns by 2022. The group also confirmed the acquisition of 60 A220-300 aircraft as part of its fleet modernization strategy and reported strong results for the second quarter of 2019....


Clement Charpentreau
Air France to place its biggest Airbus order in a decade

Air France should place an order for 50 to 70 Airbus A220 aircraft for its short and medium-haul network, with an option to purchase additional aircraft of the same type.  ...