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Air France to fly daily from Cork to Paris

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 Air France is to begin services out of Cork Airport from May, with a new Cork to Paris-Charles de Gaulle route.

The new daily service will bring an additional 33,750 available seats, commencing May 26th and running through to October 27th next.

Welcoming the new addition to the schedule, Niall MacCarthy, managing director at Cork Airport said the route was great news, not only for those seeking to travel to France, but also for passengers wishing to venture further afield.

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Istanbul-Paris flights,Air France's Joon to launch in March

Air France's Joon,  Joon flights

Air France has decided to carry out Istanbul flights with its lower cost airline Joon, which was launched by the company on Nov. 25 to attract a younger clientele and to restore some routes to profitability. Joon will start Istanbul-Paris flights as of late March 2018.

The company said it would carry out Paris-Istanbul flights seven times a week, while it will use code-sharing deals with two Turkish airline companies, Atlasglobal and Pegasus.

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Air France in weekly Nairobi flights from March

Air France,Air France in weekly Nairobi flights from March

Air France will introduce three weekly flights to Nairobi next year. The new arrangement is an expansion of KQ’s existing deal with Dutch airline KLM.

The route will be served using the Boeing 787 that offers 30 seats in business class, 21 in premium economy class while 225 seats will serve the economy class.

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Mixed reaction to Air France's new airline

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Although Air France is presenting its new airline Joon as an innovative development bridging the gap between low cost and tradition air travel, no-frills and fewer frills options have become a feature of flying.

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Air France A380 super jumbo makes emergency landing in Canada:Pic

Air France A380 super jumbo makes emergency landing in Canada

An Air France A380 superjumbo jetliner taking more than 500 people from Paris to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Canada on Saturday following "serious damage" to one of its four engines, the airline said.

"Flight 066 landed without further damage at the Goose Bay military airport in Canada and all of the 520 people on board were evacuated with no injuries," an Air France spokesman in Paris told AFP.

The Airbus double-decker, wide body aircraft was re-routed as it passed over Greenland, landing in Goose Bay in eastern Canada at 1542 GMT, the spokesman said.

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Air France design millennial plane

Air France design millennial plane,Millennial plane

Caroline Fontaine, VP Brand at Air France said: “Designed for our millennial customers, it will offer more than just a flight and a fare, it will offer a global travel experience.”

Aimed at young working people, the plane will include the latest gadgets and technology, as everyone knows that millennials love all things digital. Exactly what digital technology we will get to play with in the sky, is currently being kept under wraps by the airline. But it did say it will offer ‘original products and services.’

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Air France flight to Tokyo in near-miss with North Korean missile test

Air France flight to Tokyo in near-miss with North Korean missile test

Air France-KLM has expanded its no-fly zone over North Korea after one of its jets flew past the location where an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) splashed down 10 minutes later, an airline spokesman said on Thursday.

Air France's flight 293, a Boeing 777 carrying 323 people from Tokyo to Paris, missed North Korea's latest ICBM as it fell to Earth on July 28 by about 100 kilometres – or approximately 10 minutes' flight time, the spokesman said, citing flight data provided by Japan.

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Ten Killed As Venezuela Vote Turns Violent


A wave of bloodshed swept Venezuela Sunday as troops cracked down on violent protests against elections to choose the members of a powerful assembly that President Nicolas Maduro has tasked with writing a new constitution.

Protesters attacked polling stations and barricaded streets around the country, drawing a bloody response from security forces, who opened fire with live ammunition in some cases.

At least 10 people were killed, prompting the United States to threaten further "strong and swift" sanctions on Maduro's government.

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Air France Grounds Venezuela Flights Ahead of Controversial Vote

Air France Grounds Venezuela Flights Ahead of Controversial Vote

French flag carrier Air France on Friday halted flights to Venezuela ahead of a legislative vote that has led to violent protests across the country.

"Given the current situation in Caracas, Venezuela, we had to suspend flights between Paris and Caracas from Sunday, July 30 until Tuesday, August 1," the airline said in a statement.

An election to the constituent assembly has been called for this Sunday. The 545-seat legislature will have the power to rewrite the constitution.

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Air France set to resume JKIA flights

Air France set to resume JKIA flights

Kenya’s tourism sector is set for a major boost following the decision of the French national carrier to resume direct flights between Nairobi and Paris that stopped in 2000.

According to a statement yesterday, Air France will fly three times a week between France’s largest airport, Charles de Gaulle, and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) beginnng March 2018.

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