Air France-KLM

Aviation
FR: AF
France
KLM-Royal Dutch Airways

"Will stop services to Iran in September 2018, citing "weak commercial results" in light of U.S. sanctions." ("Air France-KLM, BA Pull Out of Iran Amid U.S. Sanctions," Bloomberg, 8/24/2018.)

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"Much of the growth in international air traffic is due to airlines increasing capacity or frequency of existing routes. But it also includes many European airlines, such as Air France and British Airways, that have been able to restart flights to Iran after long hiatuses... “Iran went from a marginalized and difficult place in the world economy in 2013 to a place of growth,” said Ray Takeyh, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations specializing on Iran." (The Washington Post, "Iran's nuclear deal divided: Skies full of planes," 11/2/2016).

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Air France - KLM is one of the companies listed as a speaker at the HR Trends Summit taking place from October 18-19, 2016 in Tehran, Iran. (Speakers).

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"When Air France-KLM resumed regular flights to Iran last month after an eight-year hiatus, gay flight attendants urged Chief Executive Officer Frederic Gagey to let them take a pass, given that homosexuality can get you executed in the Islamic Republic. 'It's inconceivable to force someone to go to a country where his kind are condemned to death for who they are,' stated their online petition, signed by almost 30,000 people... The brutal killing in Bangladesh last month of a gay activist employed by a U.S. aid agency and increased commerce with Iran following its nuclear deal framework have lent urgency to how companies interact with restrictive governments. Increasingly, it is chief executives instead of politicians who are faced with protecting the rights, and lives, of LGBT employees." (Bloomberg, “Protecting Gay Employees Where Being Gay Is a Crime,” 3/17/2016)

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"Several European airlines aim to resume their flights to Iran following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the state-owned IRAN daily reported on Thursday. The newspaper quoted Mohammad Khodakarami, deputy head of Iran's civil aviation authority, as saying British Airways officials visited Tehran on Tuesday to discuss resumption of flights. He did not elaborate. Khodakarami also said both Air France and Dutch flagship KLM have already expressed their readiness to resume flights to Tehran. Air France said last month it would resume flights to Tehran for the first time in more than seven years starting in April. A KLM spokesman said the carrier always looks for opportunities for new destinations but has not yet make a decision about resuming flights that were suspended in 2013. 'At this moment there are no concrete plans to open Tehran. KLM follows the current situation concerning the lifting of sanctions against Iran closely,' spokesman Joost Ruempol said. BA also has not announced any firm plans to return to Iran, though Willie Walsh, the chief executive of its parent International Airlines Group, reportedly told a recent conference the airline is interested in flying to Tehran soon." (AP, “Iran: European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran,” 1/28/2016)

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KLM and Air France "have become the largest European airline group: one group, two airlines, and three businesses." (KLM Website, "Air France KLM")

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"Air France-KLM will suspend its Amsterdam-Tehran service starting April 2013, a spokesman for the carrier said. It currently flies to Iran four times a week." (Reuters, "Two airlines suspend Iran flights as economy weakens," 1/13/2013)