Airline News - Europe.


Feb 4, 2008

Air France

Air France unveiled the new cabin on its narrowbody fleet featuring "a host of aesthetic and practical new features." It will take delivery of seven Airbus A320 family aircraft featuring the new cabin through April. The first, an A321, went into service last Friday. The revamp includes larger overhead baggage bins, new ceilings/lighting, trim that appears to widen the windows and renovated passenger controls. New decor rounds out the changes. Jan 29, 2008

Air France

Air France strikes cause flight delays. Air France said it is canceling some short- and medium-haul flights Thursday because of a strike by some ground staff over pay demands. The airline said its long-haul flights will operate normally, although the one-day strike, called by two labor unions, will cause delays. It pledged that all its passengers will get to their destinations. The unions are putting pressure on Air France management in salary negotiations scheduled to conclude February 7. Air France said in a statement that the salaries of its ground staff rose 5.1 percent in 2007, compared with 3 percent for the main French private-sector companies. The airline Air France is part of the Air France-KLM group. Jan 30, 2008


Iberia increased daily Madrid-Bogota A340 service to 10-times-weekly. Jan 31, 2008


Lufthansa will launch weekly Frankfurt-Luanda on April 1 aboard an Airbus A340-300. Jan 31, 2008


Lufthansa warns male passengers of carnival antics. German carrier Lufthansa is to warn international passengers, men in particular, about the dangers of landing at airports on the Rhine...

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