30 Oct '11, 12am

Cabin crew strike forces Air France to cancel 200 flights

Cabin crew strike forces Air France to cancel 200 flights

Passengers wait on October 29, 2011 at the Orly airport, outside Paris. Air France has warned that strike action by flight attendants could cause disruptions on up to 20 percent of its flights on today. Two of three unions representing flight attendants at the airline have called for strike action Until November 2 to protest plans to reduce the number of crew members on each flight. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS (AFP) - Air France cancelled 20 per cent of its scheduled flights on Saturday due to a strike by cabin crew expected to last five days, including a major national holiday. Some 200 out of 1,000 scheduled flights were cancelled, a company spokesman told AFP, after two of three unions representing flight attendants called the action to protest plans to reduce the number of crew on each flight. In a statement published on its website, Air France said that 'its customers are bei...

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