Air France warns of drop in travel to France after attacks
Published 27/07/2016 | 10:56
Air France, which faces a cabin crew strike at the height of the summer holiday season, is warning of pressure on its finances amid concerns about France as a tourist destination following deadly attacks.
The company reported a 5.2% drop in second quarter sales to 6.22 billion euro (£5.23 billion) compared with last year, and about 40 million euro (£34 million) in losses from strikes.
Air France cancelled more than 10% of flights on Wednesday amid its latest strike by cabin crew.
It warned the global context this year is highly uncertain, noting fuel prices and a special concern about France as a destination.
The results came the day after Islamic State extremists attacked a Normandy church, killing a priest in the latest of several attacks on France.