France’s new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air services is earmarked to help finance other transport sectors

The French government has announced it will introduce a new ‘eco contribution’ tax for commercial air traffic within and departing from mainland France from 2020……

Spain’s RENFE branches out to operate high-speed rail in France bringing more competition to air travel and furthering the rail versus air debate

Spain’s state rail operator RENFE has requested the necessary permits from the French authorities to deliver its own high-speed rail services in France. It makes…..

FCM Travel Solutions strengthens its European footprint

The Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) has strengthened the European footprint of its global business travel division, FCM Travel Solutions, with the announcement that it…..

Need to be online? Paris is the best connected of the world’s most visited destinations

Staying connected abroad has a breadth of benefits that can make our time away much smoother and more enjoyable, especially when we are travelling on…..

La Compagnie’s A321neo selection and trans-Atlantic deployment highlights efficiency and versatility of new generation single-aisle twins; now the A321neoXLR extends that range further

French carrier La Compagnie has introduced its first Airbus A321neoLR into scheduled service on flights between Paris Orly and Newark Liberty International airport. The debut…..

The air to rail substitution – now the French are considering domestic air to rail shift

It has become somewhat de rigueur in Europe to propose that rail travel should be an enforced substitute for air travel domestically and even on…..

Ryanair base helps boost Bordeaux airport and its successful but basic LCC terminal

Bordeaux Airport has reported a 17.5% year-on-year passenger traffic increase, excluding transit passengers, in Apr-2019. Growth was driven by the resumption of seasonal services, the…..

Mon Chauffeur – SNCF collaborates with Karhoo to offer first and last mile connections to France’s high-speed trains

French rail group SNCF Mobilites is working with urban mobility marketplace Karhoo to offer its customers a better travel experience to and from TGV stations…..

Average national meal limits for business travellers revealed in American Express Global Business Travel whitepaper

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched its meal expense whitepaper, ‘Savings for Cravings’. While air and hotel expenses have been a core focus…..

Are the Dutch and the French get closer or further apart as it emerges Royal Schiphol Group may increase its stake in Groupe ADP?

The Dutch government’s sudden and unexpected acquisition of a 13% stake in Air France-KLM in Feb-2019, prompted the French government to accuse the Dutch one…..

L’État de siège – as yellow vests continue to wreak havoc in Paris air traffic growth will start to slow

Somewhat surprisingly, new data from France’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation shows commercial air traffic has risen 4.8% year over year in the first two…..