European Carriers Suspend Asia Flights Amid Ukraine Crisis

As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues escalating, more countries are closing their airspace to Russian carriers and Russia-registered aircrafts. In return, Russia closed its airspace to those countries to retaliate. As most of the routes between Europe and Asia pass through Russia, the result of those sanctions forced…

Air France, KLM Face Possible Disruptions Amid Peru’s Fuel Shortage

On Feb. 4, the French and Dutch embassies in Peru issued a statement addressed to the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs showing their concern about the air operations’ continuity between Peru and Europe. This message was issued after the La Pampilla refinery — operated by the Spanish company Repsol —…

Air France-KLM Group Secures Massive Airbus Orders

Ever since the Airbus A350F freighter derivative received its approval, it has certainly proved to be quite the successful rain-maker for Airbus as the aircraft manufacturer has been receiving orders consistently in these recent two months. Just days after Singapore Airlines became the first airline to sign for seven A350F,…

Air France Adds First A220 to Fleet, Announces First Destinations

Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A22-300 on Wednesday, welcoming an aircraft it christened "Le Bourget," named for a French town north of Paris with close historical ties to aviation and home of Paris-Le Bourget Airport, the Air and Space Museum and the biennial Paris-Le Bourget International Air…

Airbus Posts a Solid Month of Orders As Boeing Struggles

The global decrease in air travel in 2020 created a glut of aircraft, many of which were sent to storage to ride out the pandemic with the hope that demand returns. This meant that aircraft manufacturers, which had enjoyed orders hand over fist in the years preceding 2020, were in…

Air France Focuses on Europe, the Caribbean for Winter 2021

The ongoing pandemic has led many carriers to shift their operational focus to leisure routes in recent months in an attempt to capture any remaining demand. Yesterday, Air France become the latest airline to join the trend as the carrier announced six new routes departing from Paris's Charles de Gaulle…

A First Look at Air France’s New Airbus A220

On Monday, Air France's brand new Airbus A220 rolled out of the paint shop sporting a sleek, elegant look. The aircraft, which will be delivered in September, is the first of 60 A220-300s the airline has on order. The addition of the A220 into Air France's fleet should prove beneficial…

Air France Welcomes 11th Airbus A350 As It Prepares for…

In September 2019, Air France took delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB, the first aircraft of the then initial order of 28 of the type. Subsequently, in November of the same year, Air France decided to place an additional order for another 10 A350-900s, taking the total order to…

Air France Increases Leisure Focus For Upcoming Winter

On Thursday, Air France unveiled its preliminary plans for the upcoming winter 2021-2022 service, with three new "sunny" destinations across the globe targeting leisure travel. Additionally, the Paris-based carrier plans to increase frequencies to other leisure destinations in the Middle East, French Polynesia and North America. New Flights to Africa,…