Flight International would like to point out that Air France is not involved directly in the attempted rescue of Air Afrique, contrary to the headline which appeared in the magazine recently (Flight International, 26 June-2 July, P9); although the French flag carrier does have a sizeable shareholding in Air Afrique. Air Afrique is facing debts of $38 million associated with the lease of four of its aircraft, and the figure of $400 million mentioned in the story refers to total debt payments which have to be met by the airline by 2005. Flight International apologises for the confusion.

Source: Flight International