Articles tagged “Boost”

Air France Pilots Pose Obstacle to Plans for New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airline

Air France Pilots Pose Obstacle to Plans for New Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airline

Angeline Benoit and Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

France's flagship airline seeks to turn around its struggling operations by shifting a chunk of its service to a new brand with less generous worker contracts. But a union vote in mid-July risks foiling the plan.

3 years ago

Air France-KLM Signals Resilient Flights Demand Worldwide

Air France-KLM Signals Resilient Flights Demand Worldwide

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A recovery in demand from travelers in Asia and Latin America helped the Franco-Dutch airline have a better-than-expected first quarter. But if the company does not change to be more competitive it will end up like Alitalia, which has gone into receivership.

3 years ago

Air France-KLM Gets Union Go-Ahead to Launch a New Airline

Air France-KLM Gets Union Go-Ahead to Launch a New Airline

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Air France-KLM has scored a win. Too bad the plan is unpromising. Yes, its new airline may save on salaries, a good thing given that its staff costs are too high, as a proportion of revenues, relative to its peers. But the project will be costly and distracting.

3 years ago