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.

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 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.

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.

Air France strike into third day, as PM urges pilots back to work

Air France scrapped more than half its flights Wednesday as pilots extended a strike into a third day, defying Prime Minister Manuel Valls who urged them to stop their "incomprehensible" industrial action.

Air France staff refuse to fly to Ebola-hit nations

Some Air France flight crews are refusing to board planes bound for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria over fears of the Ebola outbreak, the airline said on Tuesday.

Air France Paris-Rio crash due to human error: Experts

An "inappropriate response" from stressed pilots was responsible for the 2009 crash into the Atlantic of an Air France plane flying from Rio to Paris that killed all 228 people on board, a new experts` report said.

Air France warns recovery at risk due to major pilots` strike

Air France warned Tuesday a pilots` strike due next month risked hampering the airline`s painstaking recovery just as the company is emerging out of the woods after years of losses.

French plane diverted after Russia closes airspace

Air France says a plane carrying 495 passengers and 22 crew was diverted on its way from Shanghai to Paris after Russia announced at short notice that part of its airspace was closed for a military exercise.

Bomb threat empties Air France jet in Caracas

Authorities in Venezuela evacuated an Air France jet poised for takeoff to Paris after French officials warned of a potential bomb threat.

Three soldiers arrested in drug flight: Venezuela

Venezuela`s interior minister says two National Guard sergeants and one lieutenant have been arrested for alleged involvement in the smuggling of 1.4 metric tons of cocaine to Paris on an Air France flight in three dozen suitcases.

Air France plane returns to Mumbai after engine problem

A Paris-bound Air France plane with 212 people on board was forced to return to the airport here in the wee hours on Monday, barely 27 minutes after take-off, due to engine dysfunction.

Air France asks passengers to ‘chip in for fuel’

France has suspended flights to Damascus since March because of the deadly unrest sweeping Syria.

Air France flight to Beirut diverted to Damascus

Syria`s civil war has ignited long-simmering tensions in Lebanon in recent days, including the protests that closed the airport road.

`Strauss-Kahn propositioned air hostesses`

Air France ordered that only male stewards work in their first class cabin when Strauss-Kahn flies.

Air France captain was absent when descent began

The flight recorders from an Air France plane that crashed nearly two years ago show that the captain only arrived in the cockpit after the plane had begun its fateful 3 1/2-minute descent, officials said on Friday.

Black boxes indicate pilot error in Air France crash: Report

Preliminary findings have found that pilots failed to properly manage other critical systems of the jet.

Two bodies from Air France crash may be identified

Investigators have extracted DNA from two bodies salvaged from the wreckage.

Second Rio-Paris plane crash body retrieved

The Air France Rio-Paris flight plunged into the sea off Brazil 2 years ago.