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New Female CEO for Air France

For the first time in the French National Airline history it is headed by a woman, namely former customer executive vice president Anne Rigail.

Her elevation was proposed by former Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith, who joined as chief executive of holding company Air France-KLM in September.

She faces a tough time ahead as the company faces key pay talks with pilots, she has worked for the group for 27 years having first joined former subsidiary Air Inter in 1991