Could Air France shrink like Alitalia?


PARIS/BERLIN - In 2008, air passenger demand was dipping, Gulf countries were building up their national fleets, and easyJet set up shop in Paris. Other European airlines cut routes and jobs in response. Air France did not. It has not made a profit since.


France train attack hero Stone stabbed in California 08 Oct 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - U.S. Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who thwarted an August train attack in France, was stabbed several times during a fight outside a Sacramento bar early on Thursday and was hospitalised in serious condition, police said. | Video


Air France pilot union says ready to resume talks with management 08 Oct 2015

PARIS - Air France's main pilot union SNPL is ready to resume talks with the carrier's management over a planned restructuring, a union spokesman said on Thursday.


Alarmed by prospect of more Air France strikes, KLM staff speak out 07 Oct 2015

AMSTERDAM - Dutch employees of Air France-KLM, wary of becoming collateral damage in the company's escalating labour conflict, launched a petition on Wednesday calling on their French colleagues not to carry out any more strikes.

Air France may cut 5,000 more jobs in new restructuring - sources 06 Oct 2015

PARIS - Air France will cut a further 5,000 jobs if a second phase of its cost-cutting plan goes ahead, on top of an already announced plan to cut 2,900 jobs, two union sources told Reuters on Tuesday, although the French company denied these figures.

France plans U.N. resolution targeting Syrian barrel bombs 06 Oct 2015

PARIS - France's foreign minister said on Tuesday his country was working on a United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at stopping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces from using barrel bombs against his population.

France to strip five linked to 2003 Morocco attack of citizenship 06 Oct 2015

PARIS - France plans to strip five dual nationals of French citizenship for their part in a 2003 bombing in Casablanca that killed at least 45 people, the interior minister said on Tuesday, stepping up plans to combat terrorism.


Air France managers flee as staff storm meeting on job cuts 05 Oct 2015

ROISSY, France - Air France managers fled a meeting on Monday about mass job cuts after angry staff waving banners and flags stormed the room, according to Reuters journalists at the scene. | Video

France to consider phasing out diesel tax breaks - minister 04 Oct 2015

PARIS - France is considering raising taxes on diesel over the next five years to end an advantage over gasoline and encourage drivers to choose cleaner cars, Environment Minister Segolene Royal said.


Migrants break into Channel Tunnel as tension mounts in Calais 03 Oct 2015

LILLE/LONDON - About 200 migrants broke into the Channel Tunnel from France while several hundred others held up lorries near Calais port on Saturday in renewed tension on the route for migrants trying to reach Britain.