FRENCH DOMESTIC airline Air Inter unexpectedly recorded a profit during 1994, the first positive result for four years.

On a turnover of Fr11.74 billion ($2.24 billion), the airline made a Fr21 million profit, when a loss of around Fr100 million had been predicted. The improved figures were because of better-than-expected passenger loads and continued low fuel prices.

The Air France subsidiary has also reduced operating costs and has embarked on a programme to improve fleet utilisation and rationalise its route structure.

Source: Flight International