|Quoting lightsaber (Reply 115):|
Link please. They list over 600 million euro in the first half and now have labor strife.
There are many articles (mostly in French, in business magazines and newspapers). This one is dated 24th September, in French, "La Tribune" a very serious economic journal.
This objective has been again confirmed yesterday by AF
management, despite the pathetic events last Monday. For the moment the airline operations continue "as normal" and no strike is in the air... (for the moment!)
Yesterday there was a debate on French TV
with a captain of the pilots union (the infamous SNPL), surprisingly they seem to start to understand how the situation is serious and to recognize that there is always room for discussion to fly more hours (AF management still push for the objective of +100 hours per year).
Article of La Tribune (24th September 2015), in French:
"Air France will generate a positive operating profit in 2015 after six years of consecutive losses (a record in Europe) which resulted in cumulative losses exceeding 2.5 billion euros. Not surprising , the company would have been profitable last year without 15 days of pilot strike in September 2014 .
Nevertheless, this recovery, remains fragile regarding the level of debt and equity, compared to competitors ."
"The improvement in Air France's accounts is expected to continue next year. With the current oil price, which are expected to be maintained, Air France-KLM in 2016 could benefit from a reduction in its fuel bill by about € 500 million says Yan Derocles , analyst at Oddo Securities."
"Especially he said, it is unlikely that this decrease is offset by a decline in unit revenues as strong as 2015 if market conditions do not deteriorate."
[Edited 2015-10-07 00:22:57]