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Neil Wilson - ETX Capital
Airlines bore the brunt of a risk-off turn on the open, with shares in Ryanair, IAG, Air France KLM, Lufthansa and EasyJet all slumping following the terror attacks in Spain. As we've seen over the last couple of years in Europe, these kinds of atrocities affect tourism and will hit airline earnings. Investors are concerned that demand will fall over the rest of the year, which was already looking like it would be a tough patch for the industry.feedback
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NEW Aug 18 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Air France. 39 people are quoted and you can read 69 citations of them about Air France. Jean-Marc Janaillac, Pierre Francois-Riolacci and Frédéric Gagey, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Jean-Marc Janaillac said: “There is a common interest and the will to find solutions in the interests of the Air France-KLM group and the airlines concerned.”.
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King Willem-Alexander

You have an aircraft, passengers and crew. You have responsibility for them. You can't take your problems from the ground into the skies. You can completely disengage and concentrate on something else. That, for me, is the most relaxing part of flying. Before September 11, the cockpit door was open. People regularly came to have a look and thought it was nice or surprising that I was sitting there.feedback

King Willem-Alexander

You have an aircraft, passengers and crew. You have responsibility for them. You can't take your problems from the ground into the skies. You can completely disengage and concentrate on something else. That, for me, is the most relaxing part of flying. Before Sept. 11, the cockpit door was open. People regularly came to have a look and thought it was nice or surprising that I was sitting there. But most people don't listen anyway.feedback

King Willem-Alexander

The advantage is that I can always say that I wish everyone a heartfelt welcome in the name of the captain and the crew. So I don't have to say my own name. But most of the people don't listen anyway. For me the most important thing is that I have a hobby for which I need to concentrate completely. You have an airplane, passengers and a crew. You carry responsibility for that. You cannot take your problems from the ground with you in the sky. You can for a brief moment disconnect and concentrate on something else. That is the biggest relaxation of flying to me.feedback

Maarten Putman

When we put on our KLM uniform, I'm in command and the King is the co-pilot. For the relatively few hours he flies, he is always very sharp.feedback

King Willem-Alexander

I think flying is just amazing. You can't take your day-to-day problems with you into the air. You can completely switch off and focus on something else. That, for me, is the most relaxing thing about flying.feedback

Richard Wallace

At the end of the day, you may have three or four, possibly even five very strong 'alliances,' let's call them, for lack of a better word. It would almost be like airlines. Take Delta, KLM, Air France and their other partners. [As a consumer] it almost doesn't matter which airline you end up on if it's one of them. They're all operated under the same agreement, and they're focused on fighting against the United alliance and against the American alliance and against the Southwest alliance, if you will.feedback

Frédéric Gagey - Air France

We have to think about options in long-term for the renewal of short-haul fleet. We plan to open discussions with the planemakers by the middle or end of 2019.feedback

Margrethe Vestager - European Union

Millions of businesses depend on air cargo services, which carry more than 20 percent of all EU imports and nearly 30 percent of EU exports. Working together in a cartel rather than competing to offer better services to customers does not fly with the Commission. Today's decision ensures that companies that were part of the air cargo cartel are sanctioned for their behaviour.feedback

Frédéric Gagey - Air France

We continue to play a position; we hope there will be a result. We are for the competition. We think we can open the markets to new actors if they apply the same rules.feedback

Manel Vrijenhoek

Worldwide, we had seven passengers whom we had to inform that there was no point in us taking them to the U.S.. There is still some lack of clarity about whom this ban affects.feedback

Pierre Francois-Riolacci - Air France-KLM

We expect a similar decline for the fourth quarter as we saw in the third quarter.feedback

Yan Derocles

The project is a bit disappointing. Boost is a bit of a surprise but it's hard to see how it will really position itself and be profitable.feedback

Jean-Marc Janaillac - Air France-KLM

Joint ventures allow us to work in these countries and to have a kind of global system of airlines without having to consolidate by buying other companies.feedback

Jean-Marc Janaillac - Air France-KLM

The target will be how much cash flow do we need to buy planes to allow us to grow. We'll discuss with the different unions to know how we will achieve these targets.feedback

Jean-Marc Janaillac - Air France-KLM

We are not in the United States. We are still different countries. We have rules within Europe where a non–European carrier cannot have the majority of European carriers. That means that consolidation is going to be difficult.feedback

Jean-Marc Janaillac - Air France-KLM

The goal is to restore confidence and trust where it's lacking, and secondly to clarify some strategic options.feedback

Jean-Marc Janaillac - Air France-KLM

In terms of competitiveness we are lagging behind our competitors and our cost structure is still too high. We still have work to do.feedback

Jean-Marc Janaillac - Air France-KLM

We can see the effect on Air France already, we will feel it even more in the coming months.feedback

Simone Menne

We don't have any visibility on how people are booking, and we're losing group bookings from Asia and the United States due to travel warnings.feedback

Carsten Spohr - Deutsche Lufthansa

We expect the high pricing pressure to continue... This is why we will push on our efficiency increases even more consistently.feedback

Pierre Francois-Riolacci - Air France-KLM

We are seeing pressure for July and August. He expected unit revenues - a measure of pricing - to decline in those months.feedback

Boet Kreiken - KLM Cityhopper

KLM believes that sustainable biofuel is important for the airline industry.feedback

Pierre Francois-Riolacci - Air France-KLM

It badly hit our customers, especially in the Japanese market. With the November 13 attacks, we had a second hit. We estimate that the second hit impact was about 1.20 million euros that impacted us somewhere in November/ December… But we believe this impact today has nearly 100 percent faded away.feedback

Pierre Francois-Riolacci - Air France-KLM

I think that people sometimes overestimate the fuel price and the effect in 2015, which was a bit more than 400 million euros, because there was hedging and also there was the euro-dollar rate that of course upset quite a lot of this price decrease. So it surely helped us but at the same time, we had downward pressure on the revenues, with unit revenues being down, excluding forex, significantly, from one year to the other.feedback

Pierre Francois-Riolacci - Air France-KLM

We had a lower demand in Asian markets but driven by Japan. We cannot notice anything in a slowdown in 2015 coming from China, we have not noticed any significant downward impact coming from China. Japanese tourists are not coming to Europe anymore like they were before.feedback

Pierre Francois-Riolacci - Air France-KLM

These attacks are not good news for anyone… [but] people are not going to stop living, not going to stop traveling.feedback

Pierre Francois-Riolacci - Air France-KLM

A year ago we were selling 80 percent of our tickets [from] Japan in Japan, now only 50 percent.feedback

Carsten Spohr - Deutsche Lufthansa

With the recent market developments, the importance of efficiency gains is prioritised.feedback

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim - Euronews

According to the information available, the main hypothesis is that the crash was caused by a technical failure on the plane. But the answer will be found in the examination of the black boxes.feedback

Manuel Valls

The challenge is Air France's survival in the end. And the government which as shareholder has a 17 percent stake is playing a full role in supporting the management and in supporting the really necessary reforms within Air France. Several weeks remain before we will be forced to implement plan B from January 2016 which foresees numerous departures at Air France, not compulsory layoffs but numerous departures.feedback

Alexandre de Juniac - Air France-KLM

Accident or incident statistics are very closely followed by everyone in the air transport industry, and they don't show that. In other words, low-cost carriers are no less safe, and it cannot be claimed that they are not as safe. What happened to Germanwings is a very, very special case, really exceptional in my opinion, and should not be linked in any way to the character of the airline.feedback

Antoine Juillard - Euronews

Many people have been wondering after this tragedy if low-cost flights are not in fact less safe than the traditional carriers. What is your opinion?feedback

Jorge Amaral - Air Force

In legal terms, we can't confirm that it is the Air France plane.feedback

Serge Pawlak

Obviously, there's no list. The foreign office said to call Air France to get the names on the list, but we're still waiting. They gave us a confirmation, but only by stepping-up our personal inquiry, so it's really really tough.feedback

Andrea Cavola

The number of the workers is totally insufficient and has to be looked at again. The criteria used has to be revised; if things don't change, this will be the first in a long series of strikes.feedback

Marina Catena

It was a really great thing for me. Because I am the first female Italian soldier to receive this French decoration. France is, in a way, my chosen country, the country with the language that I like most, where I spent time as an Erasmus student in Strasbourg; the country where I worked as a stewardess for Air France, the first non-French stewardess employed by Air France. It's the country which has taught me how to live somewhat without borders. So, it's a country to which I am profoundly grateful and getting this medal filled me with joy.feedback

Pierre-Henri Gourgeon

It's what happened last year. It's our goal.feedback

Klaus Walher - Deutsche Lufthansa

As far as we can see right now, about a quarter of flights leaving Frankfurt have been affected. The union said the action would end at 13H (CET) and we hope we'll be able to take all passengers who planned a trip today to their destination.feedback

Alexandre de Juniac - Air France-KLM

At the moment, Air France is in the middle of big changes, with very limited resources, and that means we have to be extremely careful.feedback

Patrick Henry-Haye - Air France

Crews are at risk when they stay a night in those countries because they don't have any protection there. Air France gives one mask per flight attendant and those masks, when you start using them can only be used for five hours so when you stay for 24-48 hours if something happens they have nothing to protect themselves.feedback

Anne Devineaux

The investigation highlighted numerous gaps in terms of the planes maintenance – for the Air France Concorde and also for the Continental DC10. Have we learned lessons from the crash?feedback

Tommaso Schioppa

A national flagship airline is something unique and that plays a key role in how a country identifies itself. But, by allowing it to join up with the world's biggest airline group it is a vote of confidence.feedback

Fabrice Cueille

We believe the plan will be ineffective simply because it's not backed up by a viable industrial project. Essentially, it does not respond credibly to the economic, commercial and strategic hole we find ourselves in.feedback

Jean-Cyril Spinetta

The debts of Air France-KLM, which were 2.5 billion euros at the end of 2008, jumped to 6.5 billion by the end of 2011. If we are not quickly able to halt this trajectory, it'll saddle the group with serious future debt.feedback

Giovanni Magi

The future of the airline depends on the application of this restructuring plan. Only a few years ago it was a world beater in terms of turnover – now it finds itself swamped by economic and financial turbulence.feedback

Jean-Cyril Spinetta

With regard to the connections between Milan and major European cities, we're going to maintain a very full network and by revising the schedules, we can considerably improve the service to the Italian business community flying from Milan.feedback

Jean-Cyril Spinetta

Alitalia is not ready to, as we say in French, to 'monter dans le train', to 'go in the train', not the aircraft, at the first stage. May be it will 'go in the train' in the second stage and we will have, of course, to decide this all together, Alitalia, and Air France-KLM.feedback

Frédéric Gagey - Air France

We are in a period of weak demand. We have felt the full brunt of the cyclicality of air transport.feedback

Rocco Sabelli - Alitalia

There are problems to be resolved, and there will be plenty more to resolve.feedback

Jean-Cyril Spinetta

We're very strictly respecting the Italian nature of Alitalia in all the agreements we've signed. The fact that the fourth largest European airline market – the Italian market – is now in stronger cooperation with the European leader – Air France-KLM – is obviously major, in terms of European consolidation.feedback

Peter Hartman

We needed to take these measures because our debt position and costs per unit were running too high, and because of losses on our domestic and European routes. We do this to avoid getting into trouble later.feedback

Giovanni Magi

Right now, high fuel costs are weighing heavily on airlines, even those like Air France-KLM that have embarked on major restructuring plans. The situation may be improving, but the outlook remains uncertain.feedback

Jean-Cyril Spinetta

There are still losses, but they are smaller losses compared to 2011. And that reflects (the airline's) very good business performance – notably for long haul – and that can be explained by the efforts made by all our workers in these difficult economic times, and their efforts in the very necessary task of gradually getting the Air France-KLM Group back to profitability.feedback

Paolo Ferrero

This is worse than the Air France plan, because there will be more job losses, it will cost more, and it will destroy the company.feedback

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