"A Bigger Crisis Than September 11"

That's how AirFrance USA's chief sees the Street's slide, faulting short-sighted investors and U.S. CEOs' rock star mentality

Just when air traffic was starting to pick up following September 11 and the economic downturn, the weaker U.S. dollar has left airlines coping with yet another uncertainty. Air France has fared better than most, thanks in part to the financial troubles of several key rivals and a reduced schedule that takes it to only 12 U.S. destinations.

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