Air France Hit By Pilots Strike

Air France pilots have begun a week-long strike that will halve the number of flights the airline can make.

Air France pilots have begun a week-long strike that will halve the number of flights the airline can make.

The protest is in response to the news that Air France intends to offload many of its workers to its low-cost subsidiary airline, Transavia.

The move comes as Air France plans to cut costs and grow the size of its low-cost operation. CEO, Frederic Gagey, told France Inter that the strike would cost the airline €10m–€15m ($13m–$19m) a day.

Air France said it plans to ensure that 40 per cent of its flights continue as normal today (September 15), despite 60 per cent of its pilots being on strike.

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