Cabin crew strike forces Air France to cancel 200 flights (AFP)

October 29, 2011

Air France cancelled 20 percent of its scheduled flights Saturday due to a strike by cabin crew expected to last five days, including a major national holiday.

Some 200 out of 1,000 scheduled flights were cancelled, a company spokeswoman told AFP, after two of three unions representing flight attendants called the action to protest plans to reduce the number of crew on each flight.

Philippe Sportes of the UNSA union told AFP adherence to the strike call was strong, while Didier Foussat of the FO union said the action will show its true strength from Sunday.

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