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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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Netherlands: Schiphol Airport seeks to make it easier for cargo airlines to secure slots

Schiphol Airport’s slot coordination committee has forwarded a “local rule” proposal to the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management that would make it easier for cargo airlines to nab slots at the Dutch aviation hub. Evofenedex, the Dutch shippers and logistics organization, disclosed that the airport’s operator, Schiphol Group, and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL, Amsterdam) submitted the proposal separately. The plan, which was green-lighted by a majority of …

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Russian Transport Ministry reports impasse over runway slots in Amsterdam airport resolved

Russia’s Transport Ministry has announced that the dispute over runway slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport between Air France KLM’s Dutch airline KLM and Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo is over after the two sides reached a settlement. The deal came to be after negotiations between officials of the two country’s aviation authorities. This could not have come at a better time after Moscow threatened to close Russian air space to Dutch …

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Dutch authorities scramble to resolve row with Russia over landing slots

Dutch aviation officials are looking for an amicable solution to a row with Russia over landing slots at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport. According to the Dutch Airline Pilots Association, Moscow has indicated they would close Russian air space to Dutch aircrafts after the reduction of landing slots available to Russian freight carrier AirBridgeCargo at Europe’s third-busiest airport following Schiphol’s half-yearly reallocation last week. Should the move push through, it would mainly …

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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-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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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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