Air France grounded as pilots begin one-week strike

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Air France grounded as pilots begin one-week strike

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Air France passengers face delays and disruption as pilots begin a one-week strike over company plans to cut costs in
order to combat the dominance of Easy Jet and Ryan Air.

The industrial action will cost Air France dear with estimates running at between 10 and 15 million euros a day.

Travelers just want to reach their destination: “I was told earlier that the captain is on strike, so that’s why it’s been cancelled. And I thought that something was up when I saw that my flight wasn’t on the departures board. So I just have to hope that I can get back to Vienna in time to be at work,” said one of the stranded.

The airline announced earlier this month that it planned to open new hubs in Europe under the Transavia banner to obtain a foothold in the low-cost, short haul market.

Air France - Information on the strike