Air France-KLM

Accor and Katara Hospitality set up $1 bln Africa-focused...

PARIS (Reuters) - AccorHotels, Europe’s biggest hotels group, and Qatar firm Katara Hospitality announced plans to set up a $1 billion investment fund targeting the hotels and hospitality sectors in sub-Saharan African countries.<p>French hotel operator AccorHotels logo on top of the company's …

Hospitality

Delta Has Filed for a New Joint Venture With Air France KLM and Virgin Atlantic, Alitalia is Out

Delta, Air France KLM, and Virgin Atlantic filed their request for anti-trust immunity for a transatlantic joint venture yesterday.This would sort …

Virgin Atlantic

Booking Aeroflot Award Space With SkyTeam Partners Proves Difficult

After a superb trip nearly a decade ago, Aeroflot Russian Airlines is a carrier I planned to fly this year. But booking award space has proved …

Airlines

OPINION: Is it time to let Alitalia just fade into history?

In news that should be filed as “well, we couldn’t see that coming <sarcastic sigh>” it seems the Italian Government wants to save <b>Alitalia</b>, by …

Airlines

How businesses are finding success with chatbots and AI

Dating back to the 1960s, before the internet, MIT Professor Joseph Weizenbaum created the first ever chatbot. He designed a programme to copy human …

Chatbots

Air France-KLM: Not Ready to Fly High

Flying on Air France to Paris this summer could be a fantastic idea, setting you up to enjoy the usual sights and cuisine, as well as the chance to …

Air France

This European airline’s stock is rallying after a rough half-year — here’s how to play it

Flying on Air France to Paris this summer could be a fantastic idea, setting you up to enjoy the usual sights and cuisine, as well as the chance to …

British Airways

Delta and WestJet finalize joint venture deal

Delta and WestJet have finalized an agreement to form a joint venture that would allow them to cooperate in the scheduling, marketing and operations …

Air Canada

Dutch gov't launches consultation on planned aviation tax

The Dutch government has launched public consultations on its plan to reintroduce an aviation tax in the country from 2021 onwards, De Telegraaf …

Aviation

This Drone Hovered Dangerously Close to an Airliner Takeoff

A new drone video has emerged that has people shaking their heads. The 2-minute clip shows a drone hovering a short distance away from an airport …

Drones

Can You Redeem Miles For Air France First Class?

Air France offers a phenomenal first class product on their Boeing 777-300ERs. The last time I ranked the world’s best first class products, Air …

Air France

Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines broaden their joint venture

PARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM <AIRF.PA> and its stakeholder and business partner China Eastern Airlines <600115.SS> announced plans on Thursday to broaden their joint venture to take in new routes.<p>The companies said they would add the Paris-Wuhan and Paris-Kunming routes to their network, on a …

Air France

This airport robot will scan your boarding pass and carry your luggage

There’s no denying that the world of travel is rapidly evolving, with ground-breaking advancements in technology constantly being released in an effort to make experiences easier and more unique than ever before. From palm scanning at the Great Barrier Reef to hypersonic planes that may be able to …

Travel

DLD 202: Taking a Brazilian trim - Wandering Aramean

• Tehran is seeing flights trimmed by Air France (Joon), KLM and British Airways. Turns out the rooftop bar appeal isn’t a thing. Or maybe the US …

British Airways

ETTSA complains about EC response to Lufthansa’s DCC

The European Technology & Travel Services Association (ETSSA) has launched a formal complaint against the European Commission for failing to take …

Codes of Conduct

​China Eastern picks Air France-KLM’s MRO arm for 787 support

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance has won a contract to service components for China Eastern Airlines on-order fleet of Boeing …

Air France

Review Araliya Lounge At Bandaranaike International Airport

I reviewed the Araliya Lounge at Bandaranaike International Airport before boarding my Austrian Airlines B777 Business Class flight Colombo to Vienna.<p>…

Airports

Air France’s New Lounge Was Designed to Make You Feel Like You’re Already Flying

The most unique feature is a bar area that’s meant to make guests feel like they’re in a plane while both feet remain firmly rooted on the …

Air France

Shout Out: Nancy Milewski, retired nurse and ballroom dancer from Darien

Nancy Milewski, who has lived in Darien for almost 40 years, is a retired nurse and avid ballroom dancer. She helped save the dance instructor at KLM Park in Hinsdale after he collapsed due to a heart condition.<p><b>Q: How long have you been ballroom dancing?</b><p>A: Almost 21 years. About a year before my …

Engagement Rings

Life after Concorde: Bringing back supersonic air travel

Imagine being able to travel from Washington DC to London in three-and-a-half hours. Currently, you’d be lucky to get there in seven.<p>But from 1976 to 2003, Air France and British Airways’ Concorde made such trips possible until soaring maintenance costs and poor ticket sales forced the supersonic …

Technologie

EasyJet lifts profit forecast as rivals falter | Reuters.com

British low cost airline easyJet raised its profit guidance, forecasting earnings could soar by as much as 45 percent this year as it benefits from the collapse of rivals last year and strikes at competitor Air France. Laura Frykberg reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>British low cost …

Profit

Skytrax ranks the world's top airlines for 2018 (see the top 20)

Skytrax, a U.K.-based travel consultancy that runs what it calls "the world's largest review site," determines the winners of its World Airline Awards from reviews by more than 24 million passengers that represent more than 100 countries. Here are the top 20 from Skytrax's list of the top 100 …

Air New Zealand

This adorable robot wants to make air travel less stressful

The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines robot will be launching in select airports this summer<p>Finding your way through an airport can be an infuriating task. With cancellations, delays, and gate switches, you could find yourself running in circles forever before you board. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines wants to …

Flying

KLM to test robotic companion smart trolley at JFK and SFO

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has developed a prototype robot companion Care-E, a smart self-driving baggage trolley that can guide passengers through the …

Flying

China Southern in talks with British Airways over JV

China Southern Airlines (CZ, Guangzhou) is in talks with British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) over a possible joint-venture agreement, Senior …

Flying

🔥 NYC to HKG for $2.4K – Great Delta Status Match Fare

Air France Business Class – Boeing 777 | Photo: Air FranceThe ‘Perfect’ Delta Status Match Fare?・JFK/EWR – HKG via AMS/CDG on AF/DL/KL | $2,400 r/t …

Air France

Impressive: New Air France Business Class Lounge at CDG

The new Air France Business Class Lounge in Hall L of Terminal 2E at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) is now fully open. It’s beautiful. The …

France

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB), and Air France-KLM SA (ENXTPA:AF) Revealing an ROE and Quant Scores of Interest

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) has a Value Composite score of 78. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC …

Investing

Dutch Airline Provides Travelers With Personal Airport Assistants

KLM's new self-driving robot offers travelers a more enjoyable airport experience, enabling them to forgo worries of hauling luggage around a crowded …

Artificial Intelligence

Air France KLM staffers, unions want no interference from French government

Air France.com via Wikimedia Commons<p>Staffers and unions of Air France KLM have told the French government they want no interference in the merged …

Netherlands