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As recorded on September 2009 the Air France-KLM group traverses 183 destinations in 98 countries via 1,500 daily flights aboard 396 aircraft (including 140 regional aircraft). By 2011, the numbers have risen to 254 destinations across 124 countries. The group has a focus of activities on three strategic segments; passenger transport, cargo and maintenance. Together these three represent 97% of the company's revenues. The remaining three percent is generated by Air France subsidiaries such as Servair, specialized in in-flight catering, or Air France Consulting, which provides management and engineering solutions for air transport.

The board of directors comprises 18 directors; 6 executive directors including a representative of the Air France KLM Company, i.e., there are 5 independent directors and 1 director representing the French State. In addition there are 6 employee representatives including one representative appointed by flight crews, cabin crew and other employees each. Jean-Cyril Spinetta is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of Air France-KLM. The Board of Directors created a "Flight Safety Committee" comprising of 7 Board Members; this decision is part of Air France's objective to take its flight safety standards to the very highest level.

Air France-KLM is listed on (AF) Euronext, Paris and Amsterdam. The consolidated results released on 31 March 2011 recording revenue of Euros 23,615 million for the year. The operating income stood at Euros 122 million and a net income of Euros 613 million were shown. Activity over the quarter, and particularly in June, was strongly affected by the difficult situation in some important markets for the group. The passenger business saw a 9.4% rise in traffic with capacity up by 10.1%. The load factor declined by 0.5 points to 81.1%. Unit revenue per available seat kilometer (RASK) was stable but increased by 0.8% excluding currency. Passenger revenues rose by 9.9% to 4.80 billion euros, after a negative currency effect of 0.9%. The operating result stood at -140 million euros against the previous year's figure of -142 million euros. The cargo business was impacted by the crisis in Japan as well as a situation of overcapacity on China departures. Traffic rose by 1.9% with capacity up by 6.2%, leading to a 2.8 point decline in load factor to 66.7%.

As per the annual report 2009-2010 the company employs 60,686 people including 19,553 flight crew members, 15,081 flight attendants, 4,272 cockpit crew and 41,333 members of ground staff. As of 31st March 2011, the figure of full time employees has risen to 102,000. Air France has devoted 200 million euros to training its personnel. That represents 8.7% of the payroll, considerably more than is mandated by law.

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