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Friday 24 November 2017

Air France warns of drop in travel to France after attacks

Air France warned of financial pressure amid concerns about the country as a tourist destination in the wake of deadly attacks
Air France warned of financial pressure amid concerns about the country as a tourist destination in the wake of deadly attacks

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.

AP

Press Association

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