The two French pilots, who fled the Dominican Republic a week ago where they were convicted of cocaine trafficking, are both in jail in Marseille this Thursday.
European manufacturer Airbus has signed a letter of intent to sell 100 helicopters to China and build an assembly plant there, in a deal worth 750 million euros, sources reported on Friday.
After Egypt and Jordan, French Prime minister Manuel Valls is due to visit Saudi Arabia on Monday for the final leg of his four-day tour of the Middle East.
Six Air France workers, suspected of attacking their bosses last week, were arrested on Monday, on the heels of fresh talks between management and unions.
Scenes of violent mobs outside Air France headquarters have rattled members of its Dutch arm. KLM is increasingly worried about the impact industrial action could have on its own activity.