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August 17, 2018 · Skift News

Air France Unions Aren’t Happy With Newly Appointed CEO’s Big Salary

Air France's trade unions aren't happy with their newly appointed CEO, Ben Smith. Pictured is an Air France 787 Dreamliner at Paris' de Gaulle Airport. Anna Zvereva / FlickrSkift Take: Smith isn't getting a gigantic pay bump for moving to Air France-KLM even with the kind of resume he's bringing over. The unions should probably accept that this is the...
August 17, 2018 · The Points Guy

More Strikes Loom at Air France-KLM, Shares Plummet

Air France-KLM shares fell by 4% Friday, just one day after the flag carrier of France announced the appointment of new CEO Benjamin Smith. Economists are attributing the stock drop to the airline’s employee unions which responded with open hostility over the decision to appoint Smith, a Canadian, who would be the first non-French person to lead the airline. (It now...
August 16, 2018 · The Points Guy

Quelle Surprise: French Unions Boo Air France’s Choice of Non-French Boss

As of Thursday, the flag carrier of France has a new, non-French CEO – a situation French trade unions find “inconceivable.” The Air France board of directors appointed Canadian Benjamin Smith, the current COO of Air Canada, as the beleaguered airline’s latest CEO Thursday with the full support of the French State, which owns a 14.3% stake. Smith’s mission, now that...
August 18, 2018 · Business Insider

Airlines are using these 5 planes to replace the Boeing 747 jumbo jet (BA)

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet's days as a passenger plane are numbered. In fact, Boeing admits that the future of the 747 is as a cargo plane.  Over the past few years, many 747 operates have either retired or made plans to retire their jumbo jet fleets. Airlines have elected to go with smaller aircrafts from Airbus and Boeing.  The...