Management at Air France-KLM have made what they describe as a “final proposal” to the airline’s French striking pilots to suspend until the end of the year plans to establish Transavia bases in Europe outside France and the Netherlands.
The struggling airline wants to take on the low-cost carriers with its budget brand, which it says is a key source of growth whose expansion must not be questioned.
Well-paid pilots are angry they will be offered lower salaries when being based outside France’s high-cost labour market.
The strike is costing the airline at least 15 million euros a day, and is into its second week.
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