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Security services received intelligence of plans to blow up a flight between Caracas and Paris

French Interior minister Manuel Valls behind cocaine seized by police from an Air France flight to Paris

Three Britons arrested in connection with cocaine drugs haul found on Air France plane

Three Britons are among nine people who have been arrested after 1.3 tons of cocaine were found stashed inside suitcases bound from Venezuela to France.

Outrage was voiced after it emerged that Air France treated Carla Bruni-Sarkozy to a first-class plane ticket to New York

Trade union outrage over Air France's VIP treatment for Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

'If there are rules they should be for everybody,' says spokesman

The scene at Montpellier's airport, southern France

Tens of thousands of British travellers stranded after second day of French air-traffic controllers strike

Any flight that travels over the country affected

Thaw point: SAS offshoot Snowflake was a failure

Travel Challenge: A Brazilian break during Rio Carnival

Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Today: Brazil for Rio Carnival. Prices are per person, based on two sharing, and include 10 nights' B&B, flights from Heathrow to Rio in February 2013, transfers and a one-day Sambadrome ticket.

Rio-Paris airbus crash 'might have been prevented' if pilots had been briefed on previous incident

A French investigating judge is examining evidence that the Rio-Paris airbus crash might have been prevented if the pilots had been briefed on a terrifying incident the previous year.

Air France

Last week we published a picture that purported to be the former head of Air France-KLM, Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, who had been asked by the French government to return a £320,000 pay out he received when he left the company.

City Airport closed after problem with British Airways plane

A busy city airport had to be closed for nearly an hour today after a problem with a landing British Airways plane.

Edinburgh Festival Diary: A Celebration of Harold Pinter, the Abattoir, Child of Privilege, Wendy Wason,Talking of The Stand

Stardust touches this year's Fringe as Hollywood actors Julian Sands and John Malkovich collaborate on A Celebration of Harold Pinter at the Pleasance. But even big stars have to slum it sometimes; Air France lost Malkovich's bags, so he was forced to wash the clothes he was wearing when he arrived for rehearsals with Sands, whom he is directing. Their publicist walked into the kitchen of the flat that the duo are sharing to find the 57-year-old American stripped to the waist and elbow-deep in soap suds. "He is," she said through her blushes, "still a fine figure of a man."

Questions Of Cash: Insurance policy required me to turn off alarm

Q. I am visiting my daughter in New Zealand for two months during this winter. As a requirement of our household insurance policy with Churchill, we are required to turn off all services – gas, electricity and water. This would disable our burglar alarms and the central heating, risking frozen pipes. MB, by email.

Angry pilots say Air France crash inquiry shields Airbus

French air crash investigators were accused yesterday of "protecting" Airbus after it emerged that implicit criticism of the plane-maker was sliced from last week's report on the Rio-Paris disaster.

Air France crash blamed on poor pilot training

Inadequate pilot training by Air France and mistakes by a young co-pilot contributed to a mid-Atlantic Airbus disaster in June 2009, an official report indicated yesterday.

Three-and-a-half-minute spiral – then Air France jet crashed into the sea

An error by a junior pilot may have sent an Air France airbus into a three and a half minute spiral into the South Atlantic which killed all 228 aboard in June 2009.

Air France pilot absent at start of descent

The flight recorders from an Air France plane that crashed nearly two years ago show that the captain only arrived in the cockpit after the plane had begun its fateful 3 1/2-minute descent, officials said today.

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