International airlines around the globe say they are continuing to monitor the situation in Japan regarding a damaged nuclear power plant as most continue to fly schedules in and out of the earthquake stricken country. On Tuesday, Lufthansa announced that it would be diverting its services to Tokyo. The carrier will now fly from Frankfurt […]

Air France has announced that it will be encouraging customers to visit the Caribbean through the addition of two new services to the region. As of 4 November, the French flag-carrier will operate services out of Paris’ largest airport, Charles de Gaulle, to Martinique’s Fort-de-France and to Guadeloupe’s Pointe-a-Pitre in the French Caribbean. The carrier […]

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic could become the target of Air France-KLM and US giant Delta Airlines. The pair has teamed up to look at the possibility of taking over the 51 per cent held in the airline by its founder. Goldman Sachs has been appointed to look into the matter. Sir Richard was forced […]

A number of foreign airlines have been cleared of charges that they formed cartels in order to cease the practice of giving travel agents in India commissions for selling their tickets. The Travel Agents Association of India claimed that the carriers, which fly under the banners of either the Sky Team Alliance or the Star […]

A recent report by air safety experts suggests that some Air France pilots are not necessarily viewing safety as their number one priority. The internal document shows that some are putting commercial concerns ahead of directives issued for aircraft and passenger well being. The report admits that senior managers at the airline are definitely placing […]

Severe weather continues to cause havoc across much of northern Europe as airports announce delays and cancellations and Eurostar says it expects services to be disrupted through the weekend. Gatwick Airport, the second busiest in the UK, has had to close as workers struggle to clear snow from the runways. Air France-KLM said it would […]

British Airways’ boss, Willie Walsh, could very well announce tomorrow the first profits for the flag carrier in two years. The last positive results came just before the banking crisis which resulted in business travellers, the airline’s bread and butter, all but disappearing. In July, BA told its investors it was aiming to break even. […]

A court in the South of France has ruled that there is enough evidence to suggest that ‘criminal error’ was behind the Air France Flight 447 crash in the Atlantic on 31 May 2009. The decision by a court in Toulon leaves the way open for victims’ families to seek compensation. Flight 447 went down […]

Loved ones of passengers killed in the doomed Air France Flight 447 have filed 23 wrongful death lawsuits in Miami against the aircraft manufacturer Airbus. Families claim that the A330 jet went down due to several flaws in its design and components that were assembled in the US. Podhurst Orseck, a Florida-based law company, has […]

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