Company Watch - Air France-KLM Group.Air France Air France
in full Compagnie Internationale Air France
French passenger and cargo airline with more than 200 destinations in some 80 countries. It introduced supersonic Concorde service in 1976, but financial loss led the company to cease its Concorde is set to slash thousands of jobs, according to according to
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3. unions representing the carrier's workers. Unions claim just a fraction of up to 5,000 staff set to retire by 2008 will be replaced. However, the airline said its 72,000 staff numbers will remain stable over the next three years. The airline and its partner KLM KLM Kaiserliche Marine (Enigma: Rising Tide game)
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KLM Klub Langer Menschen (German: Tall Person Club) are looking to save costs wherever they can. http://www.airfrance.com Feb 26, 2006
Air France-KLM Air France-KLM (Euronext Paris: AF, NYSE: AKH) is an airline company incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris, France. Group said it will pursue a "profitable growth strategy" during the summer by boosting capacity 5.6% over summer 2005, comprising a 6% increase on its long-haul network, a 6.3% rise on its international medium-haul network and a 1.1% increase domestically. Feb 22, 2006
Air France-KLM Group[sup.1]s long-haul growth, including a 19.7% ramp-up in capacity to the Middle East, will come from additional frequencies and larger aircraft. KLM will offer a new destination, Chengdu, with twice-weekly service from Amsterdam. The group will offer 47 weekly flights to China. On its "oil, gas and mining routes" it will add a second daily flight to Houston plus new service to Tehran and possibly Riyadh. It also will increase capacity on routes to Asia and the Americas through cooperation with its SkyTeam partners. Feb 22, 2006
Air France-KLM announced the signing of a protocol agreement finalizing implementation of a European Works Council Noun 1. works council - (chiefly Brit) a council representing employer and employees of a plant or business to discuss working conditions etc; also: a committee representing the workers elected to negotiate with management about grievances and wages etc to "inform and consult workers about all matters concerning the Group as well as issues of a transnational character." The joint body, established to conform with European law, will supersede To obliterate, replace, make void, or useless.
Supersede means to take the place of, as by reason of superior worth or right. A recently enacted statute that repeals an older law is said to supersede the prior legislation. those of the individual airlines but will not replace staff representative bodies from each company and in each country. The council will comprise 37 members appointed or elected for a period of four years. Feb 20, 2006
On the European network Air France-KLM Group will add Yerevan (thrice-weekly aboard an AF A320), Leipzig (twice-daily operated by Regional) and Katowice (thrice-daily operated by Brit Air) this summer. AF will add second daily flights to Zagreb and Kiev and a daily flight from Paris CDG (CDMA Development Group, Costa Mesa, CA, www.cdg.org) A membership organization founded in 1995 that promotes CDMA wireless systems worldwide. It is involved with developing new features and services and promoting standards that provide global compatibility and interoperability. to Algiers, increase service to Athens and Tel Aviv and suspend its Nantes-London Gatwick service in addition to other operational changes. The group said there "will be very few changes" on its French network save select modifications. Feb 22, 2006