Air France pilots’ strike ended


Air France’s leading pilots’ union has ended a 14-day strike that crippled air traffic and led to condemnation from the French government.

The SNPL union confirmed that the action is now over after a walkout grounded more than half of the airline’s flights and stranded passengers worldwide.

The strike’s end comes after Air France offered to scrap a central part of a plan to shift most of its European operations to low-cost carrier Transavia.

That plan prompted the strike, because pilots see it as a way to outsource their jobs to countries with lower taxes and labour costs.

Air France wants to restructure to stay competitive.