BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Air France cuts 465 jobs, shrinks domestic services

Air France cuts 465 jobs, shrinks domestic services
FILE PHOTO: The Air France-KLM company logo is seen at the annual shareholder meeting in the La Defense business district in Puteaux, France, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo -
Copyright
Philippe Wojazer(Reuters)
Text size Aa Aa

PARIS (Reuters) - Air France will cut 465 ground staff jobs from its domestic services as it reduces short-haul capacity under competitive pressure from low-cost rivals and high-speed trains, parent company Air France-KLM said on Monday.

The job cuts, which were widely expected, will be carried out through a voluntary departure programme as the French airline reduces its domestic flights by 15 percent over the next two years, the Franco-Dutch group said in a statement.

(Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.