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The scene of the accident at Brétigny-sur-Orge
18/09/2014 - France

French rail company charged with manslaughter over fatal 2013 crash

France’s state-owned rail company was charged with manslaughter on Thursday over the deaths of seven people in the 2013 derailment of a high-speed train.
Passengers at Nice International airport earlier this week
18/09/2014 - France

Air France pilots threaten to continue strike next week

Air France pilots are threatening to continue their strike next week if the company does not give in to their demands. At least 60 per cent of flights were to be cancelled on Thursday.

A screen shows flights cancelled at Marseille airport
17/09/2014 - France

French government calls for Air France strike to end as 60 per cent of flights cancelled

The French government weighed into the Air France pilots’ strike on its third day, Wednesday, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron calling for an end to the ...
Passengers wait behind check-in counters lines, Marseille-Provence airport, 16 September 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

60% flights affected on second day of Air France pilots' strike

The Air France-KLM pilots' strike entered its second day on Tuesday, with 60% of flights likely to be affected as the leader of the French Socialist Party called for an end to the strike.

An Air France Airbus A330 aircraft takes off at Charles-de-Gaulle airport, 14 September 2014.
15/09/2014 - France

Air France strike grounds half its flights

Air France grounded half its flights on Monday as pilots begin a strike against the company's plan to develop its low-cost operation Transavia.

A Transavia Airbus A320 passenger at Paris's Orly airport
14/09/2014 - France

60 per cent of Air France flights cancelled Monday due to pilots' strike

Six out of 10 Air France flights will be cancelled on Monday due to a pilots’ strike, the company announced on Saturday. Unions predicted more cancellations on Tuesday and Wednesday.

An Air France Airbus A319 at Orly airport
13/09/2014 - France

Half Air France flights to be cancelled on Monday due to pilots’ strike, CEO

About 50 per cent of Air France flights will be cancelled on Monday if the planned pilots’ strike goes ahead, according to CEO Frédéric Gagey, speaking on Saturday as negotiations ...
A Transavia Airbus A320 passenger jet before taking off at Paris's Orly airport
12/09/2014 - France

Air France to face ‘massive’ pilots’ strike Monday if weekend talks fail

Unions at Air France predict a “massive” strike by pilots starting Monday.
American Airlines planes at Dallas airport
29/08/2014 - France - US

Frenchman thrown off Miami-Paris flight and charged in reclined seat row

A French man has been thrown off a plane and charged with interfering with a flight crew after a violent outburst over a reclined seat on a flight from Miami to Paris.
Paris-Orly Sud airport, south of Paris
28/08/2014 - France

Air France pilots to strike in September

Airline pilots at Air France are to strike from 15-22 September.