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Air France pilots extend strike to September 26

© AFP file picture | Air France planes stuck on the tarmac at Paris's Orly airport

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2014-09-20

Air France pilots are prolonging a walkout that has grounded more than half the airline’s flights all week.

Check updated flight information on the Air France website by clicking here. For information on your right to compensation in the case of a flight cancellation click here.

Unions are angry at Air France’s plans to shift much of its European operations to a low-cost carrier, Transavia. The SNPL union announced Friday they are extending the strike through September 26.

The company, which is cutting costs to try to stay competitive with budget airlines, apologized to customers.

This is one of the longest strikes at Air France in several years. It reflects larger challenges for Europe’s airlines and European economies trying to maintain generous worker protections while allowing companies to adapt to evolving markets.

(AP)

Date created : 2014-09-20

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