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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...

2008-10-23 03:00:27

Indian low-cost airline GoAir, promoted by the Wadia Group, is close to finalizing a $40 million contract with Air France-KLM for maintenance of its aircraft, reported The Economic Times. The news source said that the six-year contract is for the maintenance of 20 GoAir aircraft and will entirely be a customer-supplier arrangement. Edgardo Badiali, GoAir's CEO, said: "We have already signed the letter of intent with Air France. The formal agreement will be sealed very soon." GoAir is...

2008-10-15 15:00:16

Two British airlines said they would reduce fuel surcharges by up to $45 on return flights after an industry watchdog group criticized the practice. In September, the Air Transport Users Council complained British Airways' surcharges were not related to the cost of fuel, The Times of London reported Wednesday. Virgin Atlantic and BA both said they would reduce fuel surcharges. The price of crude oil has dropped from a peak price above $147 a barrel in July to about $80 a barrel this...

2008-10-10 09:00:37

Air France has announced that it will suspend its service from the London Heathrow Airport to Los Angeles, US from the 2008-09 winter schedule. The resources thus freed up due to the suspended service will be used to reinforce the London Heathrow-New York John F Kennedy service with flights increased from two to three flights a day for the summer 2009 schedule, two operated by Delta and one by Air France. Concurrently, the four SkyTeam airlines consisting of Air France, Delta, KLM and...

2008-10-03 09:00:23

By Deepa Babington and Tim Hepher Lobbying by Italian unions and politicians appears to be tipping the scales toward Lufthansa and hobbling Air France-KLM in the battle for a slice of Alitalia, which narrowly escaped liquidation last week. Air France-KLM has long been seen as Alitalia's logical partner because of existing commercial alliances. The two agreed on a takeover early this year, but the deal collapsed in acrimony over the price and plans to downgrade the Milan hub and focus on...

2008-09-29 21:00:24

By Nicole Lange; Patrick McGroarty COLOGNE, Germany - Armed German police boarded a plane minutes before takeoff Friday and arrested a pair of ethnic Somalis who they say wrote a suicide note proclaiming their desire to fight in a holy war and die in a terrorist attack. A 23-year-old Somali and a 24-year-old German born in Somalia were removed from KLM Flight 1084 to Amsterdam after the early morning raid at Cologne-Bonn Airport, police said. Authorities said they did not think the men...

2008-09-29 06:00:25

NEWS FACTS: Ethoca, the leader in collaborative fraud management, today announces that transavia.com, a leading European web-based flight brand (an Air France-KLM subsidiary), has joined the Global Fraud-Fighting Community. transavia.com offers low-cost flights, hotels and insurance and transports approximately 5.5 million passengers a year to holiday destinations in Europe and Africa. transavia.com has successfully increased its turnover year by year and recorded positive results for the...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.