Turbulence ahead as Air France strike ends

first_imgAir France pilots have ended their 14 day strike against the carrier, despite failing to resolve to an agreement with the airline’s management over the development of its low cost operation Transavia.Air France’s main pilots union, SNPL France Alpa, announced it has decided to resume work after one the airline’s longest ever strikes forced the cancellation of more than half of its flights, costing the carrier around USD $355 million, The Australian reported.Although the strike has ended, the union plans to continue discussions over the Transavia development project, which Air France pilots fear will have a detrimental effect on their pay and conditions.However, Air France has announced it plans to speed up the development of Transavia, which it argues is crucial for the well-being of the company, as it struggles to compete with the increasing number of low cost airlines appearing in Europe, stating the project would create 1,000 jobs in France including 250 pilot positions.Air France says normal services are expected to resume in two to three days.Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img read more