Posts Tagged ‘Air France’

Europe’s Airline Labor Woes Play Into Hands of Discount Carriers

Air France and Deutsche Lufthansa AG may find that the main beneficiaries of the worst strikes in their histories are the low-cost competitors they seek to repel. Protesting pilots crippled traffic at Air France for two weeks, while Lufthansa has endured a wave of walkouts by pilots. Lufthansa Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr asked customers…

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Turbulent times for European flag carriers as budget airlines take flight

Air France pilots are now into the second week of a strike over management plans to step up development of its budget Transavia unit where pilots are paid considerably less. The strike has forced Europe’s second largest airline after Lufthansa to ground around half of its flights and is costing it €20 million per day,…

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