Wednesday 17 January 2018

Air France pilots' strike ended

Air France pilots had gone on strike over the airline's plans to shift most of its European operations to low-cost carrier Transavia (AP)
Air France pilots had gone on strike over the airline's plans to shift most of its European operations to low-cost carrier Transavia (AP)

Air France's leading pilots' union has ended a 14-day strike that crippled air traffic and led to condemnation from the French government.

The SNPL union confirmed that the action is now over after a walkout grounded more than half of the airline's flights and stranded passengers worldwide.

The strike's end comes after Air France offered to scrap a central part of a plan to shift most of its European operations to low-cost carrier Transavia.

That plan prompted the strike, because pilots see it as a way to outsource their jobs to countries with lower taxes and labour costs.

Air France wants to restructure to stay competitive.

Press Association

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