PARIS (AP) — The Dutch and French governments kicked off a four-month project Friday aimed at making Air France-KLM more competitive — and at easing tensions between the two countries after the...
Tensions grow between France and Netherlands over airlines
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday asked the Dutch government to clarify why it bought more than 12 percent of shares in the holding company for the Air France-KLM alliance...
Dutch govt buys stake in Air France-KLM holding company
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has bought more than 12 percent of shares in the holding company for the Air France-KLM airline alliance, a move intended to give it more...
Air France and KLM end power struggle, agree to closer ties
PARIS (AP) — Air France and KLM have reached a compromise on tightening ties between the airlines, ending a power struggle that had alarmed the Dutch government, staff and shareholders.
In airline-business rarity, Air France picks a woman CEO
When the leaders of global airlines posed for a photo in June, there were 25 men in dark suits and a lone woman in the last seat on the far right.
That could be changing, but very slowly.
Air France announced Wednesday that Anne Rigail will take over as CEO next week. Rigail, a 27-year company veteran and currently an executive vice president, will be the first woman to lead the French carrier, which was formed in 1933. Parent company Air France-KLM Group will continue to be led by a man, however.
Benjamin Smith is new CEO of Air France-KLM, unions worried
PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM has named Benjamin Smith, formerly a top executive at Air Canada, as its new CEO, sparking union fears Friday that he would cut back on wages and work conditions.
The company announced Thursday that Smith, 46, who was previously Air Canada's chief operating officer, will fill the role by Sept. 30.
PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM has appointed finance chief Frederic Gagey as interim CEO, following the resignation this month of Jean-Marc Janaillac from the post of CEO amid repeated labor strikes.
The group said Tuesday that Gagey will be part of a management committee of three members that will take decisions during the transition period. Board member Anne-Marie Couderc will act as non-executive chairwoman during that time.
PARIS (AP) — Air France's share price dived Monday after its CEO quit and the French government warned that the country's flagship carrier might collapse.
PARIS (AP) — Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac announced his decision to resign Friday as Air France crews and ground staff held their 13th day of strikes over pay and rejected the company's wage proposal.
In an electronic vote Friday, Air France employees rejected management's offer for a 2 percent pay rise this year and additional 5 percent raise from 2019 to 2021. A report showed that 55 percent of responders voted against the proposal.
European airlines are preparing for the anticipated widening of a U.S. ban on bringing laptops and other large electronic devices on board planes bound for American airports.
Air France creates lower-cost airline to better compete
PARIS (AP) — Air France announced plans Thursday to create a lower-cost version of itself, in hopes of better competing with Mideast carriers and low-cost rivals.
The new airline has no name yet, and it's not clear which destinations it would serve. But the plan is a sign that new CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac is determined to claw back market share after years of painful job losses and restructuring.
Air France creating lower cost airline to better compete
PARIS (AP) — Air France plans to create a new budget airline in hopes to better compete with Mideast carriers and low-cost rivals.
Parent company Air France-KLM said in a statement Thursday that the new airline would focus on routes where Air France is struggling against cheaper competition.
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