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An Air France Airbus at Nicve airport in the south of France
17/10/2014 - France

Air France reaches agreement with pilots of Transavia low-cost arm

Air France has reached an agreement with pilots’ unions to develop its low-cost arm, Transavia, the cause of the 14-day strike in September.
French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal
10/10/2014 - France

Green campaigners, unions slam scrapping of France’s ecotax

Green campaigners and trade unionists have slammed the French government’s scrapping of its proposed ecotax. Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announced on Thursday that plans to tax road freight have been abandoned

Air France didn't take off in September
08/10/2014 - France

Air France September traffic falls 16 per cent after pilots’ strike

Air France’s traffic fell 15.9 per cent in September, when pilots’ staged a two-week strike, reducing income by an estimated 320-350 million euros, the Franco-Dutch airline announced on ...
The château of Montbéliard
02/10/2014 - France - Switzerland

Five Swiss die in French helicopter crash

Five people died and two more were injured when a helicopter crashed in the garden of a house near the Swiss border on Thursday morning.

The Airbus A350-900 on the tarmac in Germany
30/09/2014 - European Union - France

Airbus’s A350-900 superjumbo ready to fly after receiving Euorpean safety clearance

European aircraft builder Airbus has received EU safety clearance for its huge new long-haul superjumbo jet, meaning that the A350-900 can now take off in competition with Boeing’s ...
Montpellier is flooded by the River Lez on Monday
30/09/2014 - France

Montpellier flooded, thousands stranded as storms hit southern France

Thousands of people slept in railway stations, airports and schools on Monday night after torrential rain drenched much of the south of France.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve meets police patrolling Paris's Gare du Nord last month
26/09/2014 - France - US - Syria - Iraq

No proof of métro bomb plot but France steps up security after IS threat

French and American authorities say they know of no plans to attack their métro and subway systems despite the Iraqi prime minister’s claim to have “credible” reports of such ...
"Pilots on strike for our future," reads a sticker on a striker's uniform during a rally in Paris on Tuesday
24/09/2014 - France

Minister’s claim of Air France climbdown in pilots’ strike 'premature', report

Air France on Wednesday contradicted French Transport Minister Alain Vidalies’s claim that it had scrapped plans for Transavia Europe, the part of its low-cost arm that has sparked a ...
An Air France Airbus A319 at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, Paris, 17 September 2014.
22/09/2014 - France

Air France offers to freeze low-cost plan in bid to end strike

Air France offered on Monday to suspend the expansion of its low-cost operation Transavia in a bid to end the strike which has paralysed the flag carrier for more than a week.

Marseille airport on Friday
21/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots extend strike for second week

Pilots at Air France have voted to continue their strike for a second week with the company cancelling more flights on Sunday than on preceding days.