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Air France: Call for strike action by two of the three cabin crew unions

Air France deplores the call for strike action by two cabin crew unions (SNPNC-FO and UNSA-PNC) from 27 July to 2 August, over a period that will penalize customers during their summer holidays. Initial estimates, based on prior declarations received by the airline, indicate an average strike rate of 35% for Wednesday 27 July 2016: - Approximately 40% on long-haul flights - Approximate...

Air France says French pilots strikes cost more than 40 millon euro

Air France said on Tuesday the last four days of strikes by French pilots would cost the airline more than 40 million euros.  A spokeswoman for Air France, who confirmed comments given by chief executive Frederic Gagey to AFP, said the company plans to meet unions by the end of the week. "Air France managed to conduct 80 percent of flights," the spokeswoman said. Air France...

Air France pilot strike causes flight cancellation for Irish fans heading to Paris

AN AIR FRANCE flight from Dublin to France has been cancelled tomorrow, leaving some Irish football fans with no flight to get to Euro 2016. The cancellation is due to an internal conflict within the airline which has caused Air France pilots to go on strike. The Air France website states that flight AF 1617 leaving Dublin at 9.10am and arriving at Charles de Gaulle at 2.45pm has been cancel...

Air France: Pilots' strike to hit Euro 2016

Pilots at the French national airline have started a four-day strike that could disrupt plans for thousands of football fans on the second day of the Euro 2016 competition. Air France has cancelled up to 30% of its flights on Saturday. Pilots at the French national airline have started a four-day strike that could disrupt plans for thousands of football fans on the second day of the Euro 201...

Air France flight declares emergency, diverting to another airport

An Air France plane flying to Madrid from Paris has declared that it is redirecting to another airport due to a medical emergency. As of 10.32am, Dubai time, AirLive.net reported that Flight AF1000 has “declared an emergency and diverting” to Bordeaux, a town southwest of the French capital. The airline has so far not issued any official advisory or statement to confirm the incid...

Air France stewards to go on strike from July 27

Air France stewards plan to go on strike from July 27 to Aug. 2, unions said on Friday, citing dissatisfaction with negotiations on a new work and compensation deal that is due to take effect in November. "The notice is sufficiently long to allow the management to engage in responsible talks," the unions said.  Separately, pilot unions had on Tuesday called on members to...

Air France pilots union calls for labour strike during Euro 2016

Air France’s pilot unions have called on members to strike during the first week of the Euro 2016 soccer championship in a protest over pay. The unions said in a joint statement they planned to strike from June 11 until June 14 and might schedule further strikes a few days later if necessary. The soccer tournament begins in Paris on June 10 and will run until July 10. The strike c...

Air France plane’s tail 'torn during taxiing'

The tail of an Air France Airbus A320 plane was reportedly damaged at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when it was hit by another aircraft of the same airline, according to images posted on social media. The plane was being taxied to make a flight to Tunis when it was clipped by a Boeing 777-300ER from Dakar, French aviation enthusiast O-D'J'ice reported in a tweet. Air Franc...