30 July 2012
Air France­-KLM (AF-KLM) incurred a second-quarter net loss of €895 million ($1.1 billion), significantly widened from a €196 million net deficit in the year-ago period. It noted that much of the net loss can be attributed to one-time charges, particularly those related to its cost restructuring program and accounting changes.

The airline group’s second-quarter operating loss was €66 million, more than halving a €145 million operating deficit in the 2011 June quarter. AF-KLM chairman Jean-Cyril Spinetta said in a statement, “Even though these second quarter [operating] results represent a year-on-year improvement, they remain in negative territory. These results demonstrate how crucial the success of the Transform 2015 [cost restructuring] plan is to the turnaround of the group [ATW Daily News, June 21]. In an increasingly uncertain global economic environment compounded by oil price and exchange rate volatility, an improvement in our productivity and costs is even more necessary.”

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