Gabriele Petrauskaite

Ryanair puts $200 million in Beauvais base, criticizes Air France

Irish budget airline Ryanair is opening a new base in Paris-Beauvais Airport (BVA) in France. While announcing the launch of a $200 million-worth project, the airline did not miss an opportunity to point the finger at weakening French competitors....


Rytis Beresnevicius

How can start-up airlines avoid Joon or Song’s fate?

Throughout the history of aviation, new airline entrants were always present. Some changed the industry forever, but others fell flat on their face. How do you not repeat the mistakes of the latter group? ...


Clement Charpentreau

Passengers witness Ariane 5 rocket launch over Kuru [Video]

As they were on board an Air France flight between Cayenne in French Guiana and Paris, lucky passengers and flight crew members witnessed the launch of the Ariane 5 rocket from their windows on August 15, 2020....


Pijus Jauniskis

KLM announces 5,000 layoffs as losses soar

AirFrance-KLM declared a total of 10,000 employees are to become redundant as the group looks to minimize its costs.  ...


YAOJU YU

Another tension in the air with China, this time France

The French government announced on the 13th that the number of flights allowed from Chinese airlines to Paris had been reduced to only one flight per week, in response to Beijing authorities' restrict...


Clement Charpentreau

Air France plans to cut 7,500 jobs by 2022, unions protest

Air France group reportedly plans to cut more than 7,500 jobs by the end of 2022. The flag carrier will be affected the most, with 6,560 positions out of about 41,000 threatened.  More than 1,000 jobs within the regional airline Hop! could also be axed....


Kristina Kirkliauskaite

Reopening of Europe: on what scale airlines resume service?

Although the level of operating flights is only expected to get back to normal in 2023 at the earliest, airlines in Europe are slowly reinstating their schedules from the middle of June 2020. The continent’s biggest carriers such as Ryanair, Wizzair, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, and KLM have begun to operate a small number of regular scheduled flights, applying different safety policies onboard. In this article, take an overview...


AeroTime Team

Just In: Last Air France A380 takes off for final journey

Air France flight AF380 carries a special meaning. On June 26, 2020, the airlines’ final A380 takes off for one last journey, marking the end of a brief era when Airbus superjumbos soared the skies for the French flag carrier. ...


Clement Charpentreau

French state unlocks €15 billion to support aerospace sector

The French Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, announced a massive support plan for the country’s aerospace industry on June 9, 2020. More than €15 billion would help alleviate the financial impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic....


Rytis Beresnevicius

BEA details AF66 A380 engine part search in Greenland

The process of finding and digging out Airbus A380 parts from under the deep cover of Greenlandish ice and snow was not an easy process, as French accident investigators' BEA latest report indicates....