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2009-05-20 05:30:00

PARIS, ATLANTA and AMSTERDAM, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Air France KLM Group and Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced a new long-term joint venture whereby the partners will jointly operate their trans-Atlantic business by coordinating operations and sharing revenues and costs of their trans-Atlantic route network. The airlines will cooperate on routes between North America and Africa, the Middle East and India, as well as on flights between Europe and several countries in...

2009-05-06 04:23:00

LONDON, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lufthansa Tecknik was the major winner at the inaugural Aviation Industry Awards (http://www.aviationindustryawards.com), organized by UBM Aviation, winning three titles plus the Best All-round MRO Service Provider title. The winners were announced at a ceremony on the night of Tuesday 5 May, attended by more than 400 industry executives. A total of 24 companies were shortlisted in 12 categories to identify the best in the commercial aviation...

2009-04-03 08:19:00

SAO PAULO, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL; Bovespa: GOLL4), Brazil's low-cost airline, announces today it has entered a commercial agreement with Air France-KLM. The collaboration, which will be implemented in two phases, will allow for the integration of GOL's SMILES and Air France-KLM's Flying Blue mileage programs and lays the groundwork for a future code-share agreement. Air France-KLM, a member of the SkyTeam global alliance, is...

2009-03-26 06:36:00

LONDON, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aviation Industry Group, part of UBM Aviation (http://www.ubmaviation.com ), has unveiled the short list for the inaugural AIG Awards and has announced that the final voting is officially underway. Suppliers and customers of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and related services in the commercial aviation aftermarket can vote online at www.aviationindustryawards.com for the companies they consider have excelled in the past year. Voting is...

2009-02-04 15:35:00

CALGARY, PARIS, and AMSTERDAM, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - WestJet, Air France and KLM today announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding to build a new commercial relationship between the three airlines. This memorandum of understanding allows the airlines to begin working on building a code-sharing agreement in late 2009 or early 2010. Prior to this, the carriers will contemplate additional opportunities including an interline agreement, namely acceptance of each other's...

2009-01-10 14:02:01

Air France-KLM is about to buy a stake in the Italian airline Alitalia following a meeting of the French-Dutch group's board of directors, sources say. The unidentified sources said the Air France-KLM board in Paris voted in favor of making an offer for an Alitalia share purchase Friday, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. KLM represents KLM Royal Dutch Airlines of the Netherlands. The new Alitalia board is to meet Monday to review the proposal, meaning no official word on the purchase...

2009-01-06 18:00:25

The reborn Italian air line Alitalia is set to sell 25 percent of its shares to Air France-KLM, sources said Tuesday. The collapsed national airline was resurrected by a private business group, which adopted the airline's name. The plan to find a foreign strategic partner will be formally adopted in board meetings Friday, ANSA news reported. Informed sources said Air France-KLM will pay $413.5 million for a quarter of the company. The other contender for Alitalia's partner, Lufthansa, said...

2008-12-30 17:20:11

The group that purchased collapsed Italian airline Alitalia said it had adopted the defunct airline's name, uniform and logo Tuesday. The Compagnia Aerea Italiana changed its name to Alitalia and said it would be ready for business Jan. 13, ANSA reported. The company must first find a strategic foreign partner -- most likely Air France-KLM or Lufthansa, ANSA said "“ and incorporate its operations with those of Air One, owned by CAI founder Carlo Toto. CAI, now known as Alitalia, named...

2008-12-15 10:33:00

Layout offers customers quicker, easier access to alliance benefits NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Consistent with SkyTeam's "Caring More About You" philosophy, today the airline alliance launched a redesigned version of its Web site, www.skyteam.com. The new customer-centered Web design aims to create an intuitive user experience that quickly delivers visitors the content they need from SkyTeam. With a fresh new look and clearer navigational features, the new Web site...

2008-11-19 17:21:37

Alitalia's administrator said one hurdle remained before the sale of the Italian airline's flight operations to an Italian investment group is completed. The deal requires a green light from the Industry Ministry. Once that is done, government-appointed administrator Augusto Fantozzi said he will accept the offer from Compagnia Aerea Italiana, ANSA reported Thursday. With debts that reached $1.71 billion in November last year, the airline has been struggling to find a buyer. The Italian...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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