Air France offers deal to end pilot strike

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Air France offers deal to end pilot strike

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Air France has offered to withdraw plans to expand the low-cost operations of its Transavia brand in exchange for pilots returning to work immediately.

Around half of the airlines’ scheduled flights have been grounded as a result of the 10-day strike.

The walkout has reportedly been costing Air France up to 20 million euros a day.

“This proposition addresses the concerns of the social partners and brings a new guarantee that there will be no delocalisation (of jobs),” Air France said in a statement.

However the SNPL pilots union said its members would remain on strike pending the resumption of negotiations with the management.

The pilots started the strike action because they believe the Transavia plan would suck away jobs and erode their pay and conditions.