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Relief for passengers as strike ends at Air Algerie

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Relief for passengers as strike ends at Air Algerie


The strike by cabin crews at Air Algerie is over, after stranding thousands of holidaymakers at a number of airports in France for several days.

The head of the cabin crew union says staff will resume work on Friday following an intervention by the Algerian prime minister, promising to mediate.

The airline’s chief executive now says it’s “open to dialogue”, even over the cases of workers who have been sacked. Hundreds of stewards and air hostesses have been striking over pay and job status.

At Paris’ Orly airport on Thursday, frustration began to be eased when Air Algerie organised several extra flights, enabling around 1000 passengers to take off.

Part of the airport had become a dormitory as people were forced to bed down.

Many are French Algerians trying to visit family in Algeria.

As flights resume, the airline says priority will be given to those who have been stranded.

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