Air France cancel 30% of flights costing millions due to major strike

posted on 9th April 2018 by yumna
Air France cancel 30% of flights costing millions due to major strike

Air France has cancelled around 30 per cent of its scheduled flights as a row over pay escalated large strikes.

The strike is affecting both domestic and international flights, which make up a quarter of all flights at Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris.

The airline has told its passengers to frequently check the status of their flight to see if they are affected. It has also stated that it will amend tickets for no charge. It is understood that hundreds of flights will be cancelled.

Cabin crew, pilots and ground staff are moving towards a fifth day of strike action as they aim to secure higher pay.

An announcement by Air France was tweeted last week. See it below.

Unions representing the workers have said that they deserve the pay raises as salaries have been effectively frozen for over five years. A one per cent increase in pay, offered by Air France, has already been rejected.