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# Air France

Last month
April 2023
# Aviation disaster
French court acquits Air France and Airbus over 2009 Rio-Paris crash
The deadly crash killed 228 people.
Last year
# air france trial
Airbus and Air France manslaughter trial underway over 2009 Rio-Paris crash
The worst plane crash in Air France history killed 228 people of 33 nationalities, including three Irish women.
All time
# EU state aid
Ryanair loses legal bid to block government bailouts of rival European airlines
Ryanair says it will appeal the decision to the highest EU court.
# Turbulent Times
Ryanair expects passenger numbers to fall by nearly 50% this year
The low-cost airline is preparing to lose €200 million in the first quarter as a result of Covid-19.
# Charles de Gaulle
'Child stowaway' found dead in plane's undercarriage at Paris airport
Sources close to the investigation told AFP the boy was about 10 years of age.
# Security Alert
Air France flight diverts to Shannon after 'suspicious' phone found on board
The crew opted to divert to Shannon when no one came forward to claim the phone.
# Disruption
Irish flights cancelled as French air traffic controllers strike over pay
Severe weather in the east of the US is also causing disruption for Irish passengers this morning.
# Air France
Travelling to France this week? A strike is causing disruption
Air France cabin crew are on strike until Tuesday.
# Not happening
Female Air France crew can opt out of Iran flights to avoid having to wear headscarf
Air France management claims the request is standard for most airlines when flying to Iran.
# Air France
Small child found hidden in plane passenger's carry-on luggage
The woman placed the child at her feet under a blanket – but the girl was discovered when she needed to go to the toilet.
# Questioning
Retired policeman held after fake bomb found on Air France plane
The plane carrying 459 passengers was flying to Paris yesterday when it had to divert to Kenya over the bomb scare.
# Terror Alert
'Fake bomb' causes Paris-bound Air France jet to make emergency landing
The flight from Mauritius was forced to land in Kenya.
# montreal
Air France flight diverted over bomb threat
The threat turned out to be a hoax.
# anonymous threats
Two Air France flights to Paris diverted after 'bomb scare'
The flights were en route from Los Angeles and Washington.
# danger danger
One airline scraps flights over Middle East after Russian missile strike warning
The European safety watchdog issued a notice about the conflict in Syria.
# New York
Plane escorted by jets after 'anonymous chemical weapon threat'
The flight landed at JFK without incident.
# Merde
Two turbulent weeks cost Europe's second-biggest airline a whopping €425 million
Air France-KLM was hammered by last year’s pilot strike.
# nice for them
EasyJet is getting more money out of every passenger it flies (on average)
The UK carrier is expecting record profits, but it’s still behind Ryanair as Europe’s busiest airline.
# Gold
Gold bars worth €1.6 million vanish from Air France plane
It is thought that the thieves had the help of “airport accomplices”.
# Air France
Air France passengers asked to chip in for fuel
Passengers rounded up around €17,000 but the airline found another way to pay for the fuel on the emergency stopover in Damascus.
# Air France
Flight AF447: 'Crew in a state of near-total loss of control'
The final stage of the official report into the crash has been published today. Three Irish doctors died when the plane crashed into the sea en route from Rio to Paris.
# Flight af447
Final report into doomed Air France flight expected today
The plane crashed into the sea while travelling from Rio to Paris in 2009. Three young Irish doctors were killed, along with 225 other passengers and crew.
# France
French airline workers to strike for four days
Air France says it is not sure yet how much disruption the strike will cause when it starts on Monday.
# Pissoir
Gérard Depardieu relieves himself on flight headed for Dublin
The French actor was refused use of the toilet on board so took matters in to his own hands…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In the Friday Fix: Report into Air France crash released, heartbreaking scenes as Dublin autism school shuts, Trinity College chief is an Anchorman fan… and has Microsoft ‘leaked’ an anti-Google video?
# Air France
Air France pilots 'were in a situation they didn't understand'
All 288 passengers on board, including three Irish women, were killed when the Airbus 330 from Rio to Paris crashed into the Atlantic. A new report has found that the crew were not properly trained.
# Air France
Fatal 2009 Air France crash report due this week
Three young Irish women were among the 228 people who died when the Rio de Janeiro to Paris flight crashed into the Atlantic.
# Air Disaster
75 more bodies found in wreckage of Air France plane
A victims’ association says another 75 bodies have been found in the Atlantic, almost two years after the Airbus disaster.
# Flight 447
Data shows Air France flight 447 fell 38,000 feet before crashing
Plane fell faster than 11,000 feet a minute as it plunged towards the water in crash which killed all 228 people on board, including three young Irish women.
# Air Disaster
Air France pilot 'wasn't in cockpit' when disaster struck
A report says pilot Marc Dubois was not in the cockpit when the accident on the Airbus A330 when a ‘deep stall’ kicked in.
# Flight 447
Data retrieved from Air France Flight 447 records two years after crash
Three Irish women were among those who perished when the place crashed into the sea. Investigators have been working since the 2009 crash to determine the cause of the crash.
# Air France
Voice recorder of crashed Air France Flight 447 found
Three Irish women were among the 216 passengers and 12 crew members who died when the flight crashed off the coast of Brazil en route to Paris in 2009.
# Flight Recorder
Deep sea search locates flight data recorder from 2009 Air France crash
Three young Irish women were among the 228 people who perished in the crash.
# Air France
Air France crash investigators uncover part of flight recorder but crucial data missing
Investigators fear that without recovering the “black box” flight recorder the mystery of the plane’s last moments will never be solved. The crash over the Atlantic two years ago killed all 228 people on board.
Video: Planes collide on ground at JFK Airport
Investigation underway after a jumbo jet clipped a smaller aircraft while taxiiing on the runway at JFK Airport in New York.
# Air France
Mother awaits news of Irish victim in Air France crash
Irish officials in Paris are in contact with the airline in the hope of recovering the bodies of the two Irish victims who were never found.