Air France pilots decide to end strike

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Air France pilots decide to end strike

Air France pilots have decided to end to a two-week strike that crippled the French airline.

Air France had been locked in a dispute with pilots over plans to create a low-cost operation, triggering a walkout that has cost it up to 20 million euros a day.

“I can confirm that the SNPL (the airline’s main union) has decided to put an end to the strike,” Julien Doboz, spokesman for the sister Air France pilot union SPAF, told Reuters.

Nobody at SNPL was immediately available for comment.

Pilots have been trying to pressure Air France to offer the same contracts to those flying on the proposed new Transavia unit as to its own pilots, a demand the airline has argued is incompatible with the low-cost model.

The pilots decided to end the strike without reaching an agreement with the French airline even though talks resumed with management on Saturday night.