French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday criticized Air France for putting the 174 passengers of a Paris-Beirut flight in harm’s way when the plane landed at Damascus airport to refuel last week.
Air France passengers on a flight which was diverted from Beirut and landed instead in Damascus were asked at one point to chip in and help pay to refuel the plane, a passenger said on Thursday.
Air France on Wednesday said it had cancelled its Paris-Damascus service “until further notice” because of unrest linked to ongoing protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. “Because of the situation in Syria, Air France has decided to suspend its flights to Damascus until further notice,” a spokesperson said, after the airline had already cancelled […]
U.S. investigators have impounded an Air France A380 which collided with a smaller jet at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport on Monday but the airline says transatlantic A380 flights will be unaffected.