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  1. March 31, 2013

    Air France aims to lighten debt baggage

    It was a case of back to the future at Air France-KLM in October 2011, when its board appointed Jean-Cyril Spinetta to a...

  2. March 9, 2012

    Letter from Lex: ‘app-y days

    There must be an app for this. With Apple alone now having 25bn of them, there must be. But the $500bn company is not...

  1. March 8, 2012

    Air France-KLM: delayed take-off

    There is, to mangle Shakespeare, a tide in the affairs of companies which can lead on to fortune . . . and Air France-KLM...

  2. March 8, 2012

    Air France-KLM warns on first-half outlook

    Air France-KLM, Europe’s second-largest flag-carrier by revenues, on Thursday warned that its results would deteriorate in...

  3. February 29, 2012

    International Airlines Group

    The intentions behind the riveting together of British Airways and Spain’s Iberia were always sound. In an industry crying...

  4. February 28, 2012

    Aer Lingus warns Dublin over stake sale

    Aer Lingus warned that its business model, and the Irish economy, would be put at risk if the government sold its 25 per...

  5. February 7, 2012

    Air France hit by four-day strike

    Air France has had to cancel hundreds of flights because of a walkout by pilots, in a trial of strength between strikers and...

  6. January 27, 2012

    Brussels launches probe into airline alliance

    Brussels has stepped up its scrutiny of the partnerships that underpin the transatlantic airline business by launching an...

  7. January 12, 2012

    Air France-KLM to enforce €1bn in cost savings

    Air France-KLM will slash investment and enforce €1bn of immediate cost savings by freezing wages and recruitment in an...

  8. November 9, 2011

    Air France-KLM chief to ‘rapidly’ cut debt

    Jean-Cyril Spinetta, chief executive of Air France-KLM, has raised the prospect of renewed conflict with French unions by...

  9. October 31, 2011

    Air France cabin crew unions abort strike

    Air France-KLM received a much-needed boost on Monday when two cabin crew unions pulled out of a five-day strike that has...

  10. October 26, 2011

    It matters what the City thinks

    Shares in Olympus fell dramatically when the Japanese camera-maker ousted its chief executive this month. A few days later...

  11. October 21, 2011

    All change at Air France-KLM

    The nomination of Alexandre de Juniac, a top civil servant in the French finance ministry and former Thales executive, as...

  12. October 20, 2011

    Air France-KLM needs an injection of fresh blood

    Air France-KLM was in dire need of a shake-up. Having hoisted itself to the top of Europe’s airline league with the 2004...

  13. October 17, 2011

    Air France-KLM chief ousted

    Air France-KLM has ousted its chief executive, Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, as Europe’s second biggest carrier by revenue seeks to...

  14. September 19, 2011

    IAG looks at three potential mergers

    British Airways was late to the airline merger party when it finally combined with Spain’s Iberia in January to form...

  15. September 16, 2011

    Air France-KLM plans $12bn fleet renewal

    Air France-KLM will renew its fleet by placing a $12bn order for 25 aircraft each from Airbus and Boeing in the first joint...

  16. September 5, 2011

    Air France-KLM imposes deeper cuts

    Air France-KLM has put in place an immediate round of fresh cost cuts, a hiring freeze and lower increases in seating...

  17. July 28, 2011

    Wintry earnings season in Europe

    Managing profit expectations is a delicate job, and it turns out Europeans are not very good at it. European shares tumbled...

  18. June 16, 2011

    Politicians, Air France and some unwelcome air pressure

    Is the French government turning into one of those activist investors it so despises and accuses of pursuing their own...

  19. June 15, 2011

    Air France soothed over jet orders

    Air France-KLM has won assurances from a senior French minister that it will be allowed to make its own “independent” choice...

  20. May 24, 2011

    British flights resume as ash cloud moves

    Flights at UK airports were returning to normal on Wednesday after the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcanic eruption...

  21. May 23, 2011

    Ryanair objects to Scottish flight suspension

    A cloud of smoke and ash over the Grímsvötn volcano on Iceland Ryanair said on Tuesday it strongly objected to Irish...

  22. May 19, 2011

    Cost cuts lift Air France-KLM

    Air France-KLM was cautiously optimistic about the outlook for air travel as it returned to profit for the full-year, helped...

  23. March 11, 2011

    For whom the bell tolls

    News that the London Stock Exchange is to mimic the NYSE and Nasdaq with the introduction of an opening bell ceremony raises...

  24. November 9, 2010

    Global airlines hit with $1bn cartel fines

    Eleven airlines, including British Airways, Air France-KLM, Australia’s Qantas and Japan’s JAL, have been hit with fines...

  25. November 7, 2010

    Airlines braced for cargo cartel fines

    Some of the world’s leading airlines are bracing for fines running into hundreds of millions of euros this week when...

  26. September 29, 2010

    Airline cartel faces huge EU damages claim

    The largest European claim for damages resulting from cartel behaviour will be launched on Thursday when a writ is served on...

  27. September 6, 2010

    British Airways

    You can’t fault Willie Walsh for ambition. The British Airways boss has not yet completed the merger with Iberia. Some...

  28. July 27, 2010

    Air France-KLM moves back into profit

    Air France-KLM has moved back into profit after making a one-off gain from its stake in the Amadeus travel reservation...

  29. July 23, 2010

    BA calls for 32 airlines to share legal pain

    British Airways has applied to the High Court to bring 32 airlines, including Air France-KLM, and Qantas, into legal...

  30. July 22, 2010

    Virgin Atlantic

    Isolation is not always splendid. Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has been a proud loner, staying outside the three...

  31. July 12, 2010

    Air France-KLM agrees air cargo fine

    Air France-KLM and its Dutch subsidiary Martinair have agreed to pay $87m to settle claims for civil damages relating to...

  32. July 5, 2010

    Alitalia joins transatlantic accord

    Alitalia, Italy’s relaunched flag-carrier, on Monday entered the transatlantic joint venture between Air France-KLM and...

  33. June 23, 2010

    Middle Eastern airlines

    There is often a whiff of unreality about Dubai. When state-owned airline Emirates made one of the biggest ever civil...

  34. June 7, 2010

    Airlines in uproar over fraud riddle

    A curious case of fraud, unexplained death and millions of missing dollars has created a divisive backdrop to the annual...

  35. June 4, 2010

    BA losses fail to put off investors

    The price of the cabin crew strikes at British Airways was laid bare yesterday as the airline revealed that last month's...

  36. June 3, 2010

    BA losses fail to put off investors

    The price of the cabin crew strikes at British Airways was laid bare on Thursday as the airline revealed that last month’s...

  37. May 21, 2010

    British Airways

    British Airways is losing money like it’s going out of fashion. Its pre-tax losses amount to almost £1bn during the past two...

  38. May 20, 2010

    Air France adds to chorus of bad news

    Air France-KLM has plunged even further into the red after what its chief executive called the "annus horribilis" of the...

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