Following the merger in January of three Air France regional airlines together under the name of "Hop!", the French national carrier has decided to accelerate the transition even further. From next summer, all Air France domestic flights within Europe, except those serving Roissy airport, will be be marketed under the brand name "Hop! Air France".
This year’s new Beaujolais has just arrived. Fermented for just a few weeks, this vin nouveau wine is put on sale at midnight (French time), on the third Thursday of November; and to be able to taste this vin primeur or young wine at the same time around the world, a whole logistics programme was established.
After the Barbie plane, here's the Hello Kitty ! Images of the famous Japanese character’s whole Sanrio family have appeared on six various types of aircraft since 2011. Their recent arrival in France on the fuselage of the Taiwanese company Eva Air’s Boeing 777, was the first of three weekly flights between Paris and Taipei, capital of Taiwan. We thought you would like to come with us to say “Hello Kitty”.
All interested parties, such as Vinci Airports, the French Deposits and Consignments Fund, SNC-Lavalin, ADP (Paris Airports), have until noon on 31st October, as the dead line for submission of applications to acquire certain state shares in the Toulouse Blagnac Airport management company (south west France). But what are the motivations behind this state divestment ?
On 21st October, Air France launched its first weekly Toulouse - Paris green fuelled flights. For one year, the airline will use a kerosene compound composed of 10% biofuel produced from sugar cane fermentation and manufactured by a subsidiary of Total oil in Brazil. Thanks to the addition of this product to the original normal fossil fuel, the greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 80%.
On 7th October, one month after the meeting of experts held at the French national centre for space Studies (CNES), it was the turn of the American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to organize a forum in Washington to improve the location of missing ‘planes. And not all the players in the sector are in unison on the issue.
On this 10th day of their strike, Air France pilots are maintaining the pressure on management. Yesterday, 23rd. September, 300 co-pilots and captains were thus gathered outside the French National Assembly in Paris, demanding nothing less than the simple withdrawal of the Transavia Europe project. Given the costs incurred by the strike, Alexandre De Juniac could possibly make a U-turn.
On 16th., September at the Airbus delivery centre in Hamburg, Qatar Airways took delivery of its first A380 out of the ten ordered. The all fired up ceremony, took place three months behind the original schedule due to a request received by the manufacturer from the Gulf company to correct some minor problems with the cabin finishes.
Transform 2015 is dead. Long live Perform 2020! It was on Sept. 11th., in Paris, before members of the international press, that Alexandre de Juniac, the Air France KLM C.E.O. presented the group’s orientations within the next five years ; major key words like growth and competitiveness came to the fore.
If flight MH-370 Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777’s beacon had been activated, it would have only taken about half hour to precisely locate the aircraft. At the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), around fifty of the sector’s world experts recently met to study various improvements to the activation of these beacons.
On August 24th., the "Knee Defender" sowed discord on a United Airlines flight. This small plastic device, sold on the internet since 2003 for less than $ 22, simply clamps onto the supporting arms of your aircraft passenger seat folding tray table, thus blocking the passenger seat in front of you.