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Air France pilots union sceptical about new low-cost plans
February 9, 2017 / 3:53 PM / 10 months ago

Air France pilots union sceptical about new low-cost plans

PARIS (Reuters) - Air France’s two main pilots unions expressed scepticism about the French airline’s plans to create a new low-cost company on Thursday.

An inflatable Air France plane model is seen as Air France unions members gather outside the Bobigny courthouse, northern Paris, France, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Air France, part of Franco-Dutch group Air France-KLM, unveiled the details of the plan on Thursday. It aims to launch the new company’s first medium-haul flight in the autumn and the first long-haul flight next year.

Air France-KLM said last November it would launch a new long-haul business with lower costs as it aims to regain market share from Gulf rivals and revive profits without further straining relations with staff.

Reporting by Cyril Altmeyer; writing by Michel Rose

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