Air France-KLM (Air France) (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines) (Paris) lost €630 million ($826.3 million) in the first quarter, compared to a smaller loss of €379 million ($497.1 million) in the same quarter a year ago.
Air France‘s (Paris) tragic flight AF 447 will soon be put to rest but the safety implications are bound to last longer. The final French accident report has been issued blaming pilot error, defective pitot sensors, inadequate training and insufficient oversight spreading the blame to several entities. 228 people were killed on June 1, 2009 when the pictured Airbus A330-203 registered as F-GZCP plunged into the Atlantic Ocean.
Jet Airways (Mumbai) is seeking Indian government approval to expand its international operations from the current 370 flights a week to 518 flights a week by the winter of 2012 (close to Air India) according to this report by the Economic Times.
According to the report, the carrier wants to add 35 new flights to Germany and seven to both France and Belgium, in addition to seven each to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sharjah and Vietnam.