WATCH | Airline earnings: Air France-KLM disappoint, IAG hit by strikes

2019-11-02 15:14

Two of Europe's major airlines Air France-KLM and British Airways owner IAG reported disappointing earnings in Q3.

Smoke forces Air France-Shanghai flight to divert to Siberia

2018-11-11 16:24

An Air France flight carrying 282 passengers from Paris to Shanghai made an unexpected stop in Siberia after smoke and a bitter smell filled the cabin, the company says.

Air France unveils Joon - the 'millenials' airline

2017-07-23 19:00

Air France has unveiled a new lower-cost subsidiary called Joon that will specifically target well-travelled millenials.

Government agency takes over Nigeria's biggest airline

2017-02-09 21:35

A Nigerian government agency says it had taken over the country's main private airline Arik Air to prevent it from going bust because of spiralling debts.

Man tries to set fire to Air France plane in S Leone

2016-06-28 15:27

A man tried to set fire to an Air France plane at Sierra Leone's biggest airport after gaining access to the aircraft without a passport or boarding card, a court has heard.

Air France’s new cabins take off to Johannesburg

2016-03-25 17:05

Air France now offers its customers its new long-haul travel cabins in La Première, business, premium eco and economy class to Johannesburg.

Retired policeman held over Air France scare

2015-12-21 18:17

French police have detained a retired policeman over the discovery of a fake bomb on board an Air France flight which made an emergency landing in Kenya, a legal source says.

Air France passenger held over bomb hoax

2015-12-21 15:43

Border guards at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport have detained one of the passengers on an Air France flight over a bomb hoax, after he arrived back in France.

Air France says not a bomb

2015-12-20 17:58

Air France chief executive Frederic Gagey says a bomb threat that prompted one of the airline's planes to make an emergency landing in Kenya had been a 'false alarm'.

Authorities confirm device on Air France plane was a bomb - report

2015-12-20 14:56

The Kenya Airports Authority has confirmed that a suspicious device that was found on an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris was a bomb, Sky News has reported.


Medical emergency caused Paris-bound plane to return to Joburg - Air France

2019-03-13 22:00

A medical emergency was the reason behind the return of an Air France plane, which was bound for Paris, to Johannesburg, the airline says.

Air France's 'baby sister' Joon makes Cape Town debut

2018-04-05 20:55

In a strategic move aimed at sustainable growth, Air France has introduced its Joon airline to Cape Town.

SAA’s rogue tenders

2017-07-16 06:05

Two reports show how the ailing airline extended service contracts – one in perpetuity and the other several times.

Air France to seek conciliatory approach to revamp

2016-09-05 18:41

Air France-KLM Group will jettison a hardline stance on cost cutting that antagonised employees and unions under its former CEO in favour of a more conciliatory approach.

Air France pilots go on strike as Euro 2016 starts

2016-06-11 16:28

The start of the European football championships has been overshadowed by a pilots' strike and security fears in France.

Woman hid child in bag on Paris flight

2016-03-09 21:03

A woman who flew into Paris from Istanbul this week was found to have hidden a four-year-old girl in a bag on the plane.

Mauritius boosts airport security after bomb scare

2015-12-21 17:08

Mauritius has boosted security as a "precaution" after a fake bomb was found on board an Air France flight, but says it is satisfied with the measures it has taken.

Air France files legal complaint over fake bomb on flight

2015-12-21 12:09

Air France says it has taken legal action after the discovery of a fake bomb on board a flight from Mauritius to Paris that prompted an emergency landing in Kenya.

Air France bomb scare suspects questioned

2015-12-20 15:50

Six passengers have been questioned in Kenya over a device that forced the diversion of an Air France plane.

Air France flight forced to land in Kenya over bomb scare

2015-12-20 08:56

A Kenyan police official says an Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris has been forced to land in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa after a device suspected to be a bomb was found.

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