Brit Air flights cancelled by pilots strike

19th April 2004, Comments 0 comments

MORLAIX, France, April 19 (AFP) - Brit Air, a low-cost airline owned by Air France, was Monday forced to cancel more than 70 flights within Europe after its air crews started a five-day strike, unions and management said.

MORLAIX, France, April 19 (AFP) - Brit Air, a low-cost airline owned by Air France, was Monday forced to cancel more than 70 flights within Europe after its air crews started a five-day strike, unions and management said.

Union representatives said the stoppage, which also affected Regional, another Air France airline used for domestic routes, was an attempt to seek guarantees of job security for 900 pilots in the wake of Air France's agreement to take over Dutch carrier KLM.

The transaction will create the world's largest airline by sales and eventually result in the full privatisation of Air France.


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                                                         Subject: French news

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