Airline warns of drop in travel to France after attacks

Air France to get €7 billion in aid

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 €6.22bn compared with last year, and about €40m in losses from strikes.

Air France cancelled more than 10% of flights today 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 so-called ‘Islamic State’ extremists attacked a Normandy church, killing a priest in the latest of several attacks on France.

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