Transavia, the low-cost unit of Air France KLM, cancels 25% of its French flights


A Transavia plane is seen during a first flight ceremony as Orly airport resumes operation following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Orly, France June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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PARIS, July 14 (Reuters) – Air France KLM’s (AIRF.PA) low-cost unit Transavia said on Thursday it was canceling around 25% of its French flights due to a protest strike among certain members of staff about wages and working conditions.

Dozens of flight attendants, hostesses and stewards have been on strike since Wednesday, said the national union of cabin crew SNPNC, which plans to extend its actions until July 17.

The management of Transavia had to cancel 15% of its flights on Wednesday. Read more

The SNPNC wants a comprehensive pay review next January, adding that the latest relief measures proposed by management to deal with soaring inflation have not been enough.

Management said it plans to hold discussions on the topic early next year.

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Reporting by Caroline Pailliez; written by Benoit Van Overstraeten; edited by Jason Neely

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