Lufthansa has already tried its hand at budget flying with the short-haul Germanwings service, which is now being merged into the new Eurowings business. (

Ryanair is set to fly more passengers than Lufthansa for the first time this year, heaping pressure on the German carrier to make a success of Eurowin(...)

French low-fares airline Transavia is offering cheap flights from Dublin to Paris-Orly airport. Photograph: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images

French low-cost airline Transavia recently began flying from Dublin to Paris-Orly Airport, a service that the carrier intends to operate all year. The(...)

The Intercontinental Hotel Group has posted a 10 per cent profit rise to $648 million for 2014. RevPar – revenue per available room – showed increases(...)

Like rival Lufthansa, Air France is trying to expand low-cost operations and reduce costs to compete with low-cost carriers and Gulf carriers

Air France-KLM said it would limit investments and accelerate cost controls next year to mop up the remaining impact of a recent pilots’ strike that h(...)

Pilots ended the airline’s longest strike since 1998 in late September after managers agreed to drop plans to set up a new European arm for low-cost unit Transavia

Air France put the total cost of last month’s two-week pilots strike at €500 million on Wednesday, wiping more than a fifth off its parent group’s es(...)

Passengers form a queue at an Air France ticketing counter at the Nice Cote d’Azur international airport. The pilots strike cost an estimated €300 million, without counting damage to the tourism sector. Photograph: Patrice Masante/Reuters

France provided yet another example of its inability to change through the two-week long Air France pilots’ strike. Traffic should return to normal to(...)

Air France has offered to scrap a central part of a plan to shift most of its European operations to low-cost carrier Transavia. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Air France’s leading pilots’ union has ended a 14-day strike that crippled air traffic and led to condemnation from the French government.The SNPL uni(...)

Air France planes parked on the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, near Paris, yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Christophe Ena

More than half of Air France flights were cancelled yesterday due to a strike by pilots, in a week when industrial action is set to also disrupt oper(...)

The European Commission has ordered Ryanair to repay nealry €10 million in illegal state aid it received from France for operating at three small regi(...)

Air France-KLM’s June passenger traffic climbed 2.9 per cent from a year ago

An Air France-KLM profit warning bruised European airline shares on Tuesday, as the latest evidence of overcapacity set the stage for possible further(...)