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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...

2008-11-07 03:00:10

Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have reduced fuel surcharges on the tickets issued in France and The Netherlands due to the decrease in oil prices. Air France has reduced fuel surcharges by E2 per segment on domestic flights, E2 per segment on medium-haul flights, and E10 per segment on long-haul flights and very long-haul flights. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has reduced fuel surcharges by E2 per segment on medium-haul flights, and E10 per segment on long-haul flights and very...

2008-10-27 15:00:19

The UK Office of Fair Trading has decided to clear the acquisition of VLM Airlines, a former subsidiary of the Dutch company Panta Holdings, by the Air France KLM group. VLM Airlines operate a fleet of 18 Fokker 50 out of London City Airport which is the hub for the majority of its flights. The clearance by the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) opens the ways for a close co-operation between VLM Airlines and regional carrier CityJet, a 100% subsidiary of Air France, already operating out of...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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