Articles tagged “air france-klm”

Air Canada’s President Emerges as Frontrunner for Air France-KLM CEO Job

Air Canada’s President Emerges as Frontrunner for Air France-KLM CEO Job

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

At Air Canada, Ben Smith developed a reputation as a straight shooter with employees, customers and even journalists. But Air France-KLM is a different beast. The company is broken, and the French aren't accustomed to having an outsider run their national airline. If he gets the job, it'll be an interesting ride.

2 hours ago

Air France-KLM Reportedly Identifies Air Canada Exec as Potential New CEO

Air France-KLM Reportedly Identifies Air Canada Exec as Potential New CEO

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

It sounds like Ben Smith's appointment isn't imminent and that he may not be the only executive in the race. But given Air France's labor relations problems, his experience dealing with unions might be the deciding factor.

6 days ago

AccorHotels Takes $288 Million Hit on Onefinestay and John Paul Investments

AccorHotels Takes $288 Million Hit on Onefinestay and John Paul Investments

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Uh oh! Is this the start of Accor's ambitious acquisition strategy unraveling or simply a bump in the road?

3 weeks ago

Air France Pilots Dislike the Idea of a Dutch CEO

Air France Pilots Dislike the Idea of a Dutch CEO

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

KLM chief Pieter Elbers is a serious contender for the job of Air France-KLM Group CEO. But if he wants to become the top boss, he needs to assure French cockpit crews that flights will not shift to Amsterdam.

1 month ago

Competitor Circling Vulnerable Air France-KLM

Competitor Circling Vulnerable Air France-KLM

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Low-cost carriers see an opportunity with flights out of Paris, adding to the woes at Air France-KLM. What will be the catalyst to bring about real change at the Franco-Dutch carrier?

1 month ago

Air France Tries a Softer Touch With Labor But Unions Aren’t Amused

Air France Tries a Softer Touch With Labor But Unions Aren’t Amused

Ania Nussbaum , Bloomberg

Each day this labor dispute continues, Air France-KLM falls further behind its main competitors, International Airlines Group and Lufthansa Group. Considering there's no end in sight, this is not a good situation.

2 months ago

Where Does Air France-KLM Go From Here?

Where Does Air France-KLM Go From Here?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Until Air France-KLM implements a long-term cohesive strategy, it probably will keep falling behind its main competitors, International Airlines Group and Lufthansa Group. But unless the macroeconomic environment changes, it should be OK. Even with rising fuel prices, now is a good time to be in the airline business.

2 months ago

What Accor’s Interest in Air France-KLM Means for the Travel Industry

What Accor’s Interest in Air France-KLM Means for the Travel Industry

Deanna Ting, Skift

AccorHotels, Airbnb, and everyone else in travel are clearly thinking about what it'll take to be the "super brand of travel" before other mega brands like Amazon and Google deepen their own investments in the travel space.

2 months ago

AccorHotels Considers Buying Stake in Air France-KLM

AccorHotels Considers Buying Stake in Air France-KLM

Deanna Ting

If AccorHotels actually does invest in Air France-KLM that certainly would bring the company that much closer to being the full-service travel services company/brand that its CEO Sebastien Bazin has said he wants it to become.

2 months ago

Air France and KLM Will Stay Together Despite Recent Turmoil: KLM CEO

Air France and KLM Will Stay Together Despite Recent Turmoil: KLM CEO

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers is honest. He knows some of his employees question why KLM, which is thriving, needs its long-term marriage to Air France. But Elbers knows that in airlines, the biggest carrier usually wins. Plus, he knows there's no other way forward. For better or worse, Air France and KLM are probably together forever.

2 months ago

Air France-KLM Names Interim CEO as Labor Disruption Continues

Air France-KLM Names Interim CEO as Labor Disruption Continues

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

It sounds like this is very much a temporary measure but who knows? If interim CEO Frederic Gagey manages to turn it around, maybe he'll be offered Air France's top job on a permanent basis – whether he'd want it is another question.

3 months ago

Air France Employees Should Look in the Mirror to Understand Why Their CEO Just Quit

Air France Employees Should Look in the Mirror to Understand Why Their CEO Just Quit

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

In the 1980s, workers at some U.S. airlines chose not to change with the times and accept pay cuts and work rule changes. Many of the airlines they worked for no longer exist. That almost certainly won't happen at Air France — there's national pride at stake — but it's still an ominous comparison.

3 months ago