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A Delta A350-900XWB in Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic Launch New Partnership

What is being billed as the ‘World’s Leading Partnership’ was launched this week by Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France. The joint venture (JV) by the four airlines expands on existing JVs between the U.S. carrier and the U.K. and European carriers. Delta CEO Ed Bastian stated: “Our expanded partnership is a major step forward for all of our airlines as we deliver greater reliability, top travel benefits and leading service that our customers deserve. Today’s launch…

Air Frances to Introduce Business Class Service on Domestic Routes

Air France is extending its business class service to customers on its domestic network, on departing flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and other French cities, which will also be available on short-haul flights connecting the French regions to international destinations. Now business class customers with a connection on a…

Air France Allowing Customers to Vote on Environmental Project

Air France is giving customers a chance to vote for an environmental project to be funded by the airline's carbon offset charge. The offset charge has allowed Air France to take part in reforestation, forest preservation and renewable energy projects to help increase the carbon intake from the atmosphere, leading…

Air France’s First A350 Completes Maiden Flight

On Aug. 27, Air France's first Airbus A350-900 performed its maiden flight around the builder's factory in Toulouse, France. The twin-engine widebody aircraft, which bears the manufacturer's serial number MSN331 and the factory registration F-WZFN, flew for a little over three hours. This first aircraft is set to be delivered…

Air France’s First A350 Completes Maiden Flight

On Aug. 27, Air France's first Airbus A350-900 performed its maiden flight around the builder's factory in Toulouse, France. The twin-engine widebody aircraft, which bears the manufacturer's serial number MSN331 and the factory registration F-WZFN, flew for a little over three hours. This first aircraft is set to be delivered…

Air France Adds Airbus A220 to Fleet, Details A380 Retirement…

In a long-awaited decision, Air France has selected the Airbus A220-300 to replace its A318/A319 fleet. The company committed to a firm order of 60 aircraft, with an additional 30 purchase options and 30 acquisition rights. September 2021 is the set date of delivery and entry into service. This aircraft…

France Decides on More Taxes for Aviation Sector

Following a less than successful attempt last year by the French government to increase tax revenues by proposing an increase in fuel taxes, particularly diesel fuel, the government is back at it doing what governments do best. France next year plans on introducing an “eco tax” ranging from 1.5 to…

Air France Bids ‘Au Revoir’ to Joon

Air France has ended operations of its short-lived subsidiary Joon. The carrier was created by the French national carrier to compete with low-cost airlines on heavily traveled routes. However, the carrier has been poorly received since its announcement in 2017, and since it took to the skies the carrier hasn’t…

Philadelphia Airport Welcomes Two Unusual Visitors as Severe Weather Strikes…

The past week has seen the Northeast encounter a swath of severe weather that has plagued aviation in the region. With high winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms battering the region, delays, ground stops and diversions were a common occurrence.  The severe weather brought two unusual visitors to Philadelphia, a welcomed…

Air France and KLM Ink Deal with Greek Carrier for…

Air France and KLM have signed a deal with regional Greek airline Sky Express in an attempt to strengthen the commercial cooperation between the three carriers on flights between Paris-Charles De Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol and 24 destinations in Greece. For passengers, this agreement adds the convenience of a single ticket…