Air France in talks with French govt over emergency funding: Les Echos

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FILE PHOTO: Air France planes seen on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) – Air France KLM (AIRF.PA) has requested several billion euros of emergency funds from the French state while it negotiates a loan package from banks, which would be guaranteed by France and the Netherlands, French business daily Les Echos reported.

The airline has asked for an immediate state cash injection to meet its needs for the next four to five months, the paper said, with air travel paralysed by the coronavirus shutdown.

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