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Air France-KLM in exploratory talks with Alitalia to join race to acquire ailing Italian carrier

Air France-KLM  (AF-KLM) has had discussions with struggling carrier, Alitalia, about its plans to acquire it. People who had direct knowledge regarding the situation disclosed that government-tapped commissioners of Alitalia recently met with officials from AF-KLM in Paris last week to talk about the latter’s interest in joining the auction to acquire the Italian air company. Sources say that this could be made possible through a joint bid with British …

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Air France boss says UK must play by the EU court’s rules after Brexit

By Daniel Boffey – theguardian.com As the head of Europe’s largest intercontinental airline, Jean-Marc Janaillac can speak with authority on the complexities of cross-border travel. He carries some political insight, too, because he is chief executive of a business, Air France-KLM, that is 17%-owned by the French government. At the intersection of pan-European travel and politics lies Brexit, of which Janaillac is a dispassionate observer. After all, it is not his business that …

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Air France expands no-fly zone around North Korea after missile crossed plane’s flight path

French flag carrier Air France will expand its no-flyover zone surrounding North Korea after a missile splashed down near a route being taken by Air France flight 293 from Tokyo to Paris last month. The move is being seen as a “precautionary measure” after a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) splashed down near the said route on July 28. “The information available to Air France at this stage indicates …

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Air France-KLM CEO seeks measures to reduce delays for passengers due to security checks

Air France-KLM CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac has urged French officials to look into “urgent” measures that would help alleviate the delay for air passengers caused by security checks at Paris airports. The police checks come at an inopportune time when passenger traffic is picking up steam ahead of the bustling summer holiday season, said Janaillac, who claimed that he has already sent a letter to French Interior Minister asking him for …

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Emirates rejects allegations made by European competitors

Emirates have rebuked claims by Lufthansa and Air France-KLM that unfair practices by the Gulf-based airline carriers forced them to cancel flights to Asia. CEOs from both the French and German carriers penned a letter to the European Union to act over what they allege to be practices that are harming their own business. The correspondence that was sent to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc, claimed that Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, …

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Lufthansa, Air France-KLM ask EU to take action upon unfair practices by Gulf carriers

The flagship airline carriers of France and Germany have lobbied the European Commission to look into and take action upon what they deem to be unfair practices by Gulf airlines. CEOs of Lufthansa and Air France-KLM have written to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and asked the Commission to provide a clear definition of what practices are anti-competitive in nature and providing for the limitation of traffic rights as a …

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