Articles tagged “air france-klm”

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French Government Ready to Help Out Air France

French Government Ready to Help Out Air France

Reuters

These are unprecedented times and the French state, as the largest single shareholder in parent company Air France-KLM, will want to safeguard its investment.

6 months ago

Air France-KLM’s $324 Million in Fuel Savings Likely to Offset Coronavirus Outbreak Costs

Air France-KLM’s $324 Million in Fuel Savings Likely to Offset Coronavirus Outbreak Costs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For the moment, the drop in fuel price is benefiting Air France-KLM, but if the coronavirus outbreak doesn't ease off, this could all change.

7 months ago

U.S. Greenlights Delta to Expand Joint Venture With European Airlines

U.S. Greenlights Delta to Expand Joint Venture With European Airlines

Associated Press

This decision raises concerns about rising ticket prices due to reduced competition. The U.S. Transportation Department said it will try to ensure a competitive marketplace, but that may prove difficult to do.

10 months ago

How Air France Plans to Take Advantage of Smaller Rival’s Demise

How Air France Plans to Take Advantage of Smaller Rival’s Demise

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Aigle Azur was tiny in comparison to Air France, but it still offered competition in certain areas, with the traffic rights to and from Algeria now of particular interest.

11 months ago

France’s Government Criticizes the Netherlands for Favoring KLM

France’s Government Criticizes the Netherlands for Favoring KLM

Francois de Beaupuy, Bloomberg

At Skift Global Forum last month, Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith said the issues between France and the Netherlands were more of a media creation than a real thing. Recent events, however, suggest otherwise. Now, it's France complaining it's not getting its fair share.

12 months ago

Air France-KLM CEO Opens Up on Turnaround Efforts Amid Legacy Woes

Air France-KLM CEO Opens Up on Turnaround Efforts Amid Legacy Woes

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith inherited a complicated mess when he took the top job last year, but he has begun methodically turning the company around, winning contracts from labor and simplifying the fleet and route network.

1 year ago

Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From Air France-KLM Partnership

Kenya Airways Wants a Better Deal From Air France-KLM Partnership

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

The airline's current partnership clearly isn't working. Air France-KLM seems receptive to changing the existing terms, giving Kenya Airways the opportunity to seek out deals with other carriers.

1 year ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith Reveals How He’s Winning Over Labor

Skift Global Forum Preview: Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith Reveals How He’s Winning Over Labor

Brian Sumers, Skift

Air France-KLM has been content with the status quo for a long time. Under new CEO Ben Smith, that's changing. But is it too much change, too fast?

1 year ago

Air France-KLM Hints at Further Fleet Changes After Sealing Union Deal

Air France-KLM Hints at Further Fleet Changes After Sealing Union Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Under newish CEO Ben Smith, Air France-KLM has improved its relationship with its unions. This new agreement will make it much easier for its French unit in particular to compete with low-cost rivals.

1 year ago

Air France-KLM Set to Announce a Large Airbus Order

Air France-KLM Set to Announce a Large Airbus Order

Robert Williams , Bloomberg

After a disappointing end to its A380 program, Airbus needs a winner. It looks like the leaner A220 might be it.

1 year ago

The Most Fascinating Part of the World for Airlines So Far This Year

The Most Fascinating Part of the World for Airlines So Far This Year

Jay Shabat, Skift

It's never dull in the airline industry, and the first half of 2019 has been no exception. We were hard-pressed to single out the most interesting region. But the industry in Europe had the wildest ride in the first half, with high-profile bankruptcies, a few strikes, impending acquisitions, changing business models, and the perennial Alitalia saga.

1 year ago

Air France Balks at Government Plan for a New Tax on Flights

Air France Balks at Government Plan for a New Tax on Flights

Tara Patel and Francois de Beaupuy, Bloomberg

In the age of flying-shame, a flight tax might make sense from a consumer perspective. But the French government will find its national carrier Air France is a strong opponent to its implementation.

1 year ago