Air France strike to affect half of long-haul flights tomorrow

Half of Air France's long-haul flights out of Paris tomorrow will be cancelled due to a strike by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff, the carrier said.

The airline said today it expected to maintain 75 percent of its scheduled service but only 50 per cent of its long-haul flights and advised travellers to postpone their trips until February 27 at no extra cost.

The staff are demanding a 6 per cent across-the-board pay increase.

Management is offering a basic increase of 1 per cent to be paid in two installments and a range of incentives, which trade unions have dismissed as "small change".

The Air France-KLM group posted a 42 per cent increase in its operating profit to 1.49 billion euros (USD 1.84 billion) in 2017.

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