Air France Flight Attendants Strike Continues

Air France Flight Attendants Strike Continues

Eighty per cent of Air France flights will continue to operate today, similar to yesterday, but passengers on many long-haul routes face a second day of disruption as a result of the flight attendants’ strike. Services from Paris CDG to Abu Dhabi, New York JFK, Montreal, Los Angeles, Washington, Atlanta, Tokyo-Narita, Pointe Noire, Douala and Saint Marteen are cancelled today.

In a statement, the airline said: “Air France again apologises to its customers and expresses its appreciation to team members who have made every effort to provide scheduled service to passengers. The company is fully mobilised to try to minimise the inconvenience to customers and to provide up-to-date information as quickly as possible.

“The company has done everything possible to best organise its flight schedule although significant uncertainty remains regarding the level of participation in the strike by cabin crews, who are not required to notify the company of their intentions. Delays and some same-day cancellations of flights are expected.

“The company regrets that its customers are being held hostage by a five-day strike for which there is no reason. The management of Air France negotiated night and day for 10 days and responded favourably to 90% of the demands of the flight attendants’ unions. In response, the leading union decided to withdraw its strike notice.

“Flight safety is Air France’s number one priority. The company fully respects and abides by all national and international safety regulations.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Blue Insurance Acquired by Cover-More Group of Australia

Neil SteedmanJuly 22, 2018

CAR Issues Regulation Notice Regarding Sindaco Ltd

Neil SteedmanJuly 20, 2018

Three Airports Welcome Norwegian 2019 Summer Schedule

Neil SteedmanJuly 20, 2018

Aegean Airlines is Skytrax Best Regional Airline in Europe 2018

Michael FloodJuly 20, 2018

Bangkok from €549, Sydney from €1,120 in Emirates July Sale

Neil SteedmanJuly 18, 2018

Lufthansa to Go Five Daily on Dublin-Frankfurt

Neil SteedmanJuly 18, 2018

Singapore Airlines Voted World’s Best Airline at Skytrax Awards

Neil SteedmanJuly 18, 2018

Finnair Extends ATTS Contract to Represent Airline in Northern Ireland

Michael FloodJuly 17, 2018

George Best to Overlook Donegall Square from New Belfast Hotel Rooftop

Neil SteedmanJuly 17, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland