Russian airline rules out 'technical fault', blames crash on 'external' factor
Russian airline rules out 'technical fault', blames crash on 'external' factor

The Russian airline Kogalymavia blamed "external activity" for its plane crash on Saturday in Egypt's Sinai peninsula in which all 224 people on board were killed.

Air France to go ahead with 2016 job cuts despite protests

Air France will go ahead as planned and cut almost 1,000 jobs in 2016 under the first part of a restructuring plan that triggered violent protests, the chief executive of Air France-KLM said Sunday.

Four arrested over Air France Violence: Police

Several hundred employees had disrupted a meeting on October 5 at Air France's headquarters near Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport. 

Venkaiah Naidu's flight ticket cancelled at 11th hour, travels by road in France

Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who is on a visit to Paris to take part in a global meet on transport, on Monday accused Air France of "irresponsible behaviour" for cancellation of his confirmed booking at the eleventh hour due to which he had to travel nearly 600 kms by road amid heavy rains.

This airline offers flight from Mumbai to New York at Rs 52,000

Air France on Friday rolled out 'special' economy fares to New York, offering its customers from Mumbai an all-inclusive fares as low as Rs 52,000 for a limited period.

Air France flight makes emergency landing in Russia

An Air France flight en route to Paris from Tokyo was forced to make an emergency landing in eastern Russia on Tuesday following engine problems, officials told AFP.

Air France faces new safety probe after freighter takeoff scare

Air France faces its second safety investigation in as many weeks after pilots were forced to recover in mid-takeoff after entering the wrong data into the computer of a cargo jet, airline and safety officials said.

Air France plane narrowly misses mountain, probe on

French accident investigators have opened an inquiry into a near accident involving an Air France Boeing 777 which narrowly missed central Africa's highest mountain with 37 people on board.

Probe after Air France plane narrowly misses mountain

French accident investigators have opened an inquiry into a near accident involving an Air France Boeing 777 which narrowly missed central Africa`s highest mountain with 37 people on board.

EU accepts anti-trust remedies from Delta, Air France, Alitalia

EU regulators accepted concessions from Delta, Air France-KLM and Alitalia Tuesday to end an anti-trust probe into alleged illegal collusion over flights between the United States and Europe.

Doomed AirAsia jet's climb echoes Air France disaster

Revelations that AirAsia Flight QZ8501 climbed too fast before stalling and plunging into the sea point to "striking" similarities between the Java Sea accident and the 2009 crash of an Air France jet, analysts said on Wednesday.

Air France results hit by record pilots`strike

Air France on Wednesday said its third quarter results had taken a bashing due to a record pilots` strike, with turnover falling by 416 million euros ($530 million).

Passenger from evacuated Madrid plane tests negative for Ebola

The Nigerian passenger, who was taken to a Madrid hospital from an Air France plane by police-escorted ambulance over fears he was suffering from Ebola, has tested negative for the disease, the Spanish government said on Friday.

Plane isolated at Madrid airport for Ebola check

An Air France plane was isolated at Madrid's airport on Thursday because of a suspected Ebola case after a passenger was reported to have a fever and shivers, officials said.

Air France estimates strike cost at `500 million euros`

Struggling French flag carrier Air France on Wednesday said last month`s two-week strike would have an impact of around 500 million euros on its bottom line for this year.

Revenues lifted by Air France strike: EasyJet

The British airline said it now expected pre-tax profit for the 12 months to September 30 of between £575 million and £580 million.

Air France flies to Ebola-hit Guinea out of `solidarity`: Hollande

Air France is maintaining its flights to Ebola-hit Guinea as a sign of France`s "solidarity", President Francois Hollande said Monday as he hosted a visit by Guinea`s President Alpha Conde.

Union makes offer to end marathon Air France strike

Air France`s main pilots` union offered to lift its crippling strike late Friday if an independent mediator were named to run negotiations in a bitter battle over the fate of the company`s low-cost subsidiary.

French PM says pilot strike `real danger` for Air France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned of a "real danger" for Air France as a pilot strike that has grounded more than half its fleet deepened Tuesday after talks hit an impasse.

Pilots reject Air France offer to end strike

Air France pilots on Monday rejected a last-ditch management attempt to end the longest strike at the airline since 1998 that is costing up to 20 million euros ($25.7 million) every day.