With its financial performance severely crippled by financial crisis, the French-Dutch group suffered a net loss of 814 million euro in 12 months to March, in contrast with 756 million euro profit a year earlier.

In an effort to reduce costs in 2009/2010, the group continued to reduce headcounts, freeze salaries by using internal mobility and requesting staff to take a furlough, said Pierre-Henri Gourgeon.

In 2008/2009, 2,700 workers were laid off, the head of airline carrier said.

The European airline companies are likely to post an aggregated operating loss of 1.8 billion euros in first quarter, while Air France KLM and British Airways will probable seek for financial aid by 2010, a recent Citigroup report showed.