Air France strike impacts 180K passengers, CEO says
Posted: 5:21 AM, Aug 02, 2016
The Associated Press
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<p>This Thursday, June 13, 2013 file photo shows Air France planes parked on the tarmac at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris, France, during an air traffic controllers strike. Air France has cancelled 10 percent of its long-distance flights Friday due to a strike by cabin crew amid mass departures for summer vacation. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)</p>
PARIS (AP) — Air France's CEO says the company has lost about 90 million euros ($100 million) in a seven-day strike by cabin crew that has affected 180,000 passengers.
Frederic Gagey told France Info radio the strike in the middle of the summer vacation season had a "very negative impact on Air France's image".
The company plans to operate all long-distance flights Tuesday, the last day of the strike. About 10 percent of domestic flights and 15 percent of European flights to and from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport are cancelled.
Air France's cabin crew are protesting against a further decrease in staff numbers and poor working conditions.
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