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Air France and the COVID-19 Virus: Case Study

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  • 14 Pages
  • April 2020
  • Region: France
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5011798
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Air France and the COVID-19 Virus: Case Study


COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus, is dominating headlines the world over. The travel & tourism sector is suffering significant disruption and the airlines industry is very much impacted. Air France has not escaped unscathed.

Key Highlights
  • Air France is the French flag carrier and, as such, the number one airline in the country. This makes it a key player in terms of connectivity to the most visited country in the world (92.8 million visitors in 2019).
  • The future of Air France depends on the length of the COVID-19 crisis. The longer it lasts, the more significantly affected the airline will be.
  • However, it benefits from the almost unconditional support from the French government and has already implemented plans to safeguard its cash-flow and prepare the resumption of the activities.
  • Moreover, the carrier could capitalize on the potential collapse of a number of smaller airlines to grow its network after the crisis.

  • This report provides insight into how COVID-19 is impacting Air France and looks at how the airline stacks up against key competitors. It also analyzes what the future may hold for France’s flag carrier.

Reasons to Buy
  • Gain an overview of the current global COVID-19 situation
  • Understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on the airline industry
  • Assess the impact on Air France
  • Understand what the future may hold for France’s flag carrier

Table of Contents


Introduction to Air France

The COVID-19 situation

Air France’s reaction to COVID-19

The situation for other key players

Looking to the future



Terminology and definitions

About the Author

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Air France
  • KLM
  • British Airways
  • easyJet
  • Lufthansa
  • Ryanair
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Flybe