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Best & Beyond – Air France reveals new economy and premium economy class upgrades

by Devesh Agarwal Flag carrier Air France, revealed its new upgraded economy class and premium economy class service offering which includes new seats, new meal services, in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems, ice-cream and second hot meal service on longer flights. The carrier will equip 44 of its long-haul Boeing 777s starting from summer 2014 with the new product. These upgrades are …

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Air France announces the winner of its Facebook contest with fashion designer Manish Arora

By BA Staff Air France, with an aim to engage and stimulate their online fan base, had partnered with world famous Indian fashion designer Manish Arora and launched a contest on August 5, 2013 for aspiring designers to showcase their creative talents. It was a month-long contest, which provided an opportunity to fashion enthusiasts to create a ready to wear …

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Celebrate Gandhi Jayanti with Air France – KLM

By BA Staff To mark the birth anniversary for the father of India, Air France KLM, a member of the Sky Team alliance announced a special online contest for all their Air France and KLM follower base in India. KLM India team will quiz their fans each day on location for two photographs of iconic Mahatma Gandhi statues around the …

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Air France – KLM provides update on Transform 2015 progress

by BA StaffEuropean airline group Air France – KLM has provided an update on its Transform 2015 plan, which aims to transform the airline and restore profitability by 2015 by slashing unit costs excluding fuel by 10% and shedding €2 billion worth of debt. The following details were provided by Air France – KLM in a release: Tranform 2015 measures drove …

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Air France launches A380 flights to Shanghai

by BA Staff European SkyTeam member Air France has launched Airbus A380 flights to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport today (2nd September 2013), beating Star Alliance rival Lufthansa as the first European carrier to offer A380 services from Shanghai by 24 days. The flight is currently (as of 8:00 am Bangalore time) in the air as the following screen cap from …

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Airbus A380 airline-wise seating configurations compared

Qatar Airways A380 First Class Cabin

We have published a article with an updated seat chart, see it here. Early next year Qatar Airways will become the eleventh operator of the Airbus A380 super-jumbo. We have researched and produce below an airline-wise A380 seat configuration infographic for comparison. Airbus had original projected the aircraft in a three class 555 seat configuration. We have also reached some …

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Jet Airways request slots at Amsterdam for Winter 2013 season; no flights to Newark

As Bangalore Aviation reported last month, Indian full service carrier Jet Airways is likely to move its long standing trans-Atlantic scissors hub to Amsterdam in conjunction with its new part-owner Etihad Airways. Late last week, Jet applied for the following slots at Amsterdam for the IATA Winter 2013/14 season. 9W 224 – DEL – AMS –> arr: 09.40 333 daily …

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Air France and KLM partner with Jet Airways to expand India connectivity

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, have entered in to a unilateral code-share agreement with India’s Jet Airways which will allow them to extend their connectivity to Indian cities which are currently not served by them. At present Air France and KLM operate 27 flights a week to India. Air France has flights from Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) …

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French air traffic controllers strike affects flights

Update on June 11th, 08h00 Paris local time Several different unions representing French Air Traffic Control (ATC) under the French Civil Aviation Authority have called for industrial dispute from June 11 up to June 13, 2013. Controllers are striking over a plan to unify European airspace which will ensure greater efficiency and cope with the projected increase in traffic. As …

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Infographic: Airbus delivers 100th A380 superjumbo to Malaysia Airlines

Airbus matching milestones with Boeing, delivered its 100th A380 super-jumbo to national carrier Malaysia Airlines, the airline’s sixth aircraft registration 9M-MNF. Now in its sixth year of commercial service, the A380 is flying with nine world class airlines. To date, the worldwide fleet has carried some 36 million passengers in 100,000 flights. The delivery to an Asian carrier is subtle …

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Videos: Behind the scenes of an A380 departure and an engine inspection

Our two videos today come courtesy Air France. Have you ever wondered what happens around your plane while you are waiting for your flight to board and depart? In first video, Air France reveals an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the frenetic activity performed by hundreds of people prior to the departure of an A380. Next go behind the scene at …

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Press Releases – December 14, 2012

Dear Readers From today, we are starting a new feature called Press Releases. Every day we receive many releases from companies, despite our best efforts, we are unable to cover all of them. However, it is our endeavour to keep you, our readers, to be informed, and therefore we will post the raw releases in one batch for the day. …

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Post your views: Topic of the week: Global alliances accept the Middle East Big 3 (MEB 3)

This topic this week is focussed on the Gulf region home of the fast rising behemoths Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad. The last few days have been startling to say the least. From competing head-on, the airlines of the world, have accepted, nay welcomed, the Middle East Big 3 (MEB3) of Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad. A few weeks back the …

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Air France-KLM, Etihad, airberlin enter in to a code share agreement

The Air France-KLM Group, Etihad Airways, and airberlin will implement code-share agreements as of October 28, 2012, which will offer their respective customers more destinations. Air France, KLM, and Etihad code-shares On the routes between Europe and Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways customers will be able to fly on the Amsterdam-Abu Dhabi daily flight operated by KLM. Air France customers will …

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BEA’s final report on the crash of Air France AF-447

Image courtesy BEA France’s Bureau of Investigations and Analysis’ (BEA) submitted its final report on the crash of Air France flight AF-447 flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, killing all 228 passengers and crew on-board. The final report essentially re-states what has already been released till date. The crash commenced with ice crystals blocking the pitot tubes, sending false …

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Lufthansa analysis, Part 1 – Cutting capacity to boost profitability

When OneWorld members British Airways and Iberia together announced a 555 million Euro net profit under the umbrella of International Airlines Group (IAG), it provided almost a calming influence to the volatile European airline industry. After financial failures of Hungarian carrier Malev and Spanish carrier Spanair, earlier this year, many in the global analyst community predicted further pain amongst Europe’s …

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Qantas has the best wine cellars in the sky

Photo by Flickr user Star5112. Australian carrier Qantas is the big winner at Business Traveller’s 2011 Cellars in the Sky airline wine awards, winning in six categories. Other winners include Delta, Jetstar, LAN Chile, Qatar Airways, TAM, Emirates, Air France and Cathay Pacific. The awards recognise the best business and first class wines served by airlines worldwide, with around 250 …

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MAP: All the routes flown by all airlines operating the Airbus A380

As of date there are seven airlines operating the Airbus A380 superjumbo. Singapore Airlines QANTAS Emirates airline Lufthansa Air France Korean Air Lines China Southern Airlines This post summarises all the A380 routes operated by these seven operators. See more A380 articles. The launch operator of the A380 was Singapore Airlines. The newest route is SQ25/SQ26 Singapore – Frankfurt – …

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Video: Air France A380 hits Delta Comair CRJ-700 at New York JFK

Sorry for being out of action, but a combination of summer heat, irregular working hours and even more irregular eating, combined with stress and most likely some dodgy food gave me a most severe case of gastritis and left me in bed for five days. Do these conditions sound familiar to fellow frequent fliers? Yesterday, an Airbus A380 superjumbo of …

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