Air France pilots' strike continues during Euro 2016

Air France pilots' strike continues during Euro 2016

An Air France pilots' strike coinciding with Euro 2016 caused the airline to cancel some flights over the weekend and today.

Approximately a quarter of pilots took action on Saturday, but the airline said more than 80% of flights went ahead.

Some Paris-Marseille flights were cancelled, affecting fans travelling to the England-Russia game.

The strike is set to continue until tomorrow. Passengers are being advised to check their flight status before travelling.

The main pilots' union, Spaf (Syndicat des Pilotes d'Air France), is taking action because of planned pay-cuts and changes to working conditions.

The airline said: “Further to the call for strike action issued by several airline pilot unions, for the period from June 11 to 14, our flight schedule operated by Air France is disrupted.

“Please note that Air France flights operated by an aircraft of other airlines, including Hop, KLM and Delta, are not affected by this strike.

“For today, Monday, June 13, we plan to operate more than 85% of our long-haul flights, more than 85% of our domestic flights, and more than 70% of our medium-haul flight to and from Paris - CDG.

“Last minute disturbances are not excluded.”


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