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Air France pilot strike over the expansion of Transavia has ended after 14 days and the operations are expected to gradually return normal midweek after crews and place are back in place.

Air France Strike FT

The Air France pilots were demanding that the flight crews on Transavia would receive the same benefits (pay, flight hours etc.) as they do. [click to continue…]

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Air France pilots are set to begin their week long strike tomorrow September 15 that would lead to more than 500 flight cancellations daily. This represents about half of Air France’s daily flights.

Financial Times Air France Strike

Pilots are protesting Air France’s goal of moving lot of its short-haul flying to KLM owned Transavia where employees including pilots are paid less and have not as generous working conditions. [click to continue…]

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek has interesting article up on its website (access here) about the current short-haul restructuring that is going on in Europe among the big carriers such as British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France.

BloombergBusinessWeek Europe’s Big Airlines No Longer Want to Fly in Europe

Lufthansa has already transferred all the short-haul flying that doesn’t touch its Munich and Franfurt hubs to its low cost Germanwings unit and Air France plans to transfer part of its short-haul flying to Transavia (airline owned by KLM). [click to continue…]