IT IS OBVIOUS WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE AIR FRANCE GROUP. BUT IN actual fact, we are also fighting for France." Former Air France Chairman Christian Blanc's 1996 expression of an inextricable link between France's soul and its national airline may belong to a vanishing mindset in Europe, but it is very much the kind of thinking that shapes the view of aviation in the Asia/Pacific region, where the majority of carriers remain in government hands and are viewed as instruments of national ...

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