Air France-KLM said that on Friday, 2023 reservations have returned to almost pre-pandemic levels because they reported that they saw a better fourth quarter activity profit than expected for global travel demand. Airline shares increased by more than 6% in early trade, has reached the highest levels since June, and the wider weak stock market has performed better. Carrier, the highest fourth quarter income of 7.1 billion euros reported. Business profit fell to 134 million euros with a 45% drop behind higher costs, including fuel, but defeated the estimates. "It was a bit difficult with the problems in Omicron and Ukraine in the beginning of 2022, but we had a wonderful summer in the Atlantic," he told Charlotte Reed from CNBC. "We had more capacity in Atlantic than we did in 2019, Africa was always a market that was always flexible throughout the crisis." He added that the premium leisure market "exploded" and fills the business class, first class and premium economic cabinets and filled the gap left by a delay on the return of the business trip. When you look forward, "demand is still strong, returns are good, very tight in most of our capacity markets, Paris is a very attractive market."