Sunday 11 December 2016

180,000 passengers affected by Air France strike, says boss

Published 02/08/2016 | 10:21

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Air France has lost about 90 million euro (£76 million) during a seven-day strike by cabin crew that has affected 180,000 passengers, its chief executive said.

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Frederic Gagey told France Info radio the strike in the middle of the summer holiday season has had a "very negative impact on Air France's image".

The company plans to operate all long-distance flights on Tuesday, the last day of the strike.

About 10% of domestic flights and 15% of European flights to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport are cancelled.

Air France's cabin crew are protesting against a further decrease in staff numbers and poor working conditions.


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