Tag: Air France

'Nuts should be banned on flights', says woman who went into anaphylactic shock mid-air

‘Nuts should be banned on flights,’ says woman who went into anaphylactic shock mid-air

A woman who went into anaphylactic shock mid-air after passengers were served almond biscuits is calling for nuts to be banned on planes. Natasha Coates, a British passenger and disabled gymnast, who was travelling on an Air France flight from Paris to Birmingham last month, thought she was “go...

'I'm lucky to survive': Passenger goes into anaphylactic shock after warning crew of allergy

‘I’m lucky to survive’: Passenger goes into anaphylactic shock after warning crew of allergy

An Air France passenger thought she was "going to die" after she went into anaphylactic shock during a flight from Paris to Birmingham on Saturday despite having warned the crew of her allergy. Natasha Coates, a gymnast from the UK, was assured by cabin crew that they would not serve passengers w...

Air France and Air Malta sign a code-share agreement

Air France and Air Malta have signed a code-share agreement whereby Air France will place its code and flight numbers on flights operated by Air Malta between Malta and Paris-CDG and Orly, and also between Malta and Lyon. Starting on 30 March 2014, this agreement will enable Air France to offer i...

What does the UK’s ban on airlines’ ‘greenwashing’ ads mean for travel sellers and B2B distributors?

Last week the UK’s advertising watchdog banned Google adverts from Air France, Lufthansa and Etihad for giving a misleading impression of the airlines' environmental impact, as reported by ARGS.  This followed reports in September of separate similar actions against Ryanair, Etihad and Lufthansa...

Regulator bans airlines’ ads over ‘misleading’ environmental claims

The UK's advertising regulator has banned the ads of three airlines over "misleading" environmental claims. Air France, Lufthansa and Etihad have all had their adverts banned due to the Advertising Standards Authority's (ASA) concerns the airlines have misled customers about the environmental impac...

WestJet adds 31 additional European cities to its network through enhanced Air France codeshare agreement

WestJet today announced that beginning September 25, 2023, its guests will gain access to 31 additional cities across 11 European countries from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) through an expansion of WestJet's codeshare agreement with Air France. As a result of a successful 10-year partner...

Airbus, Air France CEOs to Keynote Flight Safety Foundation International Summit

Airbus Chief Executive Officer Guillaume Faury and Air France CEO Anne Rigail will be keynote speakers at Flight Safety Foundation's 76th annual International Aviation Safety Summit (IASS), scheduled for Nov. 6–8, 2023, in Paris. The theme for this year's event is "harnessing innovation an...

Air France bolsters services to Canada

Air France continues to increase capacity to Canada, the airline's second largest long-haul market in terms of available seat capacity. In summer 2023, Air France will operate up to 50 weekly flights to 5 destinations in Canada: Ottawa (new service in 2023), Quebec City (new service in 2022...

Swissport Starts Up Aviation Fueling in Finland

Swissport will be providing aviation fueling at Helsinki Airport in Finland. They will take over the operations of Shell Aviation, including a customer portfolio of leading international carriers. Swissport is expanding its fueling business in Northern Europe. The start of operations for its new ...

Intelsat to Provide Inflight Connectivity on Air France’s A220 Fleet

Intelsat, operator of the world's largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has been selected by Air France to install its 2Ku high-speed, satellite-based inflight connectivity solution on 60 new Air France A220-300 aircraft. With deliveries commencing in 2021, the aircraft will fly t...

Airbus delivers first of 60 A220s to Air France

Air France has received its first A220-300 from an order for 60 aircraft of the type, the largest A220 order from a European carrier. The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ final assembly line in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada and officially unveiled to the public during a ceremony held at Paris Char...

Airbus and partners target more energy efficient flights

Airbus, Air France and DSNA, the French Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), have begun working towards the development of “most energy efficient flights”, following their inaugural demonstration flight from Paris to Toulouse Blagnac on the day of the Airbus Summit event. The aircraft flew...

Air France unveils its new lounge designed by Jouin Manku

On 19 August 2021, Air France unveiled its brand new iconic lounge located in terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle. An invitation to celebrate the best of French-style travel, upon arrival at the airport or during transit. Dedicated to Business customers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members t...

Swissport expands key airline contracts in Asia

Swissport is growing its business in Asia through the extension of key partnerships in Japan and South Korea with Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, FedEx Express Korea, Air France and KLM. In addition to renewing its contract with Air France, KLM and Air Calin at Japan's Tokyo Narita airport, Swissport ...

Air France commemorates 75 years flying from Manchester airport

Today, Air France is celebrating the milestone of 75 years of operations from Manchester Airport. On 16 June 1946, Air France’s first flight from Manchester took off to Paris, operated by Dakota F-BADX. It was also the first post-war scheduled service from Manchester, after a gap of nearly s...

.