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A HOP! CRJ-900 in Amsterdam (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Air France-KLM Aim for More Brand Clarity with HOP! Rebrand

Air France recently announced that the branding on its regional routes and fleet, currently known as HOP!, will be marketed as Air France HOP. This change aims to link the regional flight offerings more clearly to the Air France brand, making it the sole point of reference for customers wishing to travel on the French flag carrier. This change is part of a process to simplify Air France-KLM’s brand portfolio to provide greater consistency for customers. The Air France-KLM group…

Air France Agrees on Landmark Union Pay Deal to End…

A costly and long-standing pay dispute has finally been resolved after Air France struck a new pay deal with five of the seven unions with whom it had been at loggerheads. The unions, representing 76 percent of Air France's workers, have accepted a four percent pay rise, two percent of…

Same Birthday, 14 Years Apart: Air France and KLM Celebrate…

On Oct, 7, 1919, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded by eight Dutch businessmen and became one of the first commercial airline companies. The first flight took place just over seven months later on May 17, 1920, between Croydon, U.K. and Amsterdam, Netherlands on a leased De Haviland DH-16 registered…

Air France-KLM Planning Joint Venture with Air Europa

Air France-KLM announced their intent in creating a joint venture (JV) with fellow Skyteam partner Air Europa to strengthen their presence in Central and South American markets. Such a strategy will help them offer greater connectivity in the region and will secure them a solid long-term position in what seems like…