February 9, 2017 / 4:28 PM / 5 months ago

Air France to hire 1,000 cabin crew, wants to save 35 million euros

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An Air France aircraft lands at Manchester Airport in Manchester, Britain June 28, 2016.Andrew Yates -

PARIS (Reuters) - French airline Air France (AIRF.PA) plans to hire 1,000 new cabin crew for its new low-cost, long-haul company which will have operating costs 20 percent below those of Air France, its chief executive said on Thursday.

Air France CEO Franck Terner also said he aimed to save 35 million euros (32 million pounds) in pilots costs, including 15 million euros thanks to the new company.

Reporting by Cyril Altmeyer; writing by Michel Rose

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