Air France warns disruption will get worse

Air France warns disruption will get worseAir France has warned that disruption will get worse due to a week-long strike by its pilots.

The strike began yesterday and about 60% of flights are likely to be cancelled today, costing the airline between €10 million and €15 millions a day.

According to the BBC, Air France is urging passengers to change or postpone their travel.

The airline says customers who have booked a flight between September 15 and September 22 can “delay their trip, change their ticket free of charge or claim a refund”.

The pilots are striking against a transfer of jobs by the airline to low-cost carrier Transavia.

Chief executive Frederic Gagey said management was doing everything it could “to try and find a way out of this situation”.

Strikes involving the Vereinigung Cockpit union, which represents Lufthansa’s pilots, are also taking place today in a separate disagreement over early retirement terms.

Sourced from Travel Weekly

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