Air France: 25% of Flights To Be Cancelled on Monday

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By Laurent ERRERA from L’Union, France via Wikimedia Commons

The French unit of Air France KLM is predicting that 25 percent of its flights will be cancelled on Monday, April 23, 2018, because of the 10th day of a strike by its employees over pay.

In a statement that was released on Sunday, the airline company said that 65 percent of its medium-haul and long-haul flights would be carried out from the Charles de Gaulle international airport that is located in Paris.

The airlines added that eighty-five percent of the short-haul flights will be guaranteed from the Parisian airport of Orly and on the other regional airports in France.

Approximately 28 percent of the pilots of the company are expected to participated in a strike. One in five flight attendants is expected to walk out.

The first round of the strike occurred last February.

Last Friday, Air France started a new consultation period with members of its staff to try to settle the dispute that has cost the company around 220 million euros (£193 million) so far.

The chairman of Air France and chief executive of the Air France KLM parent group, Jean-Marc Janaillac, said that it would not be easy for him to stay in his post if the discussions did not turn out to be successful.