EgyptAir cabin crew strike halts international flights (Arabian Aerospace)

September 7, 2012

EgyptAir has had to a cancel a number of its international flights today due to a strike by the airline’s cabin crew.

In a statement this morning the airline said: “Due to EgyptAir flight attendants strike which resulted in the delay of a number of flights earlier today, EgyptAir announces the temporary suspension of the international flights departing from Cairo Airport starting 04:00 am Cairo Local Time on Friday 7th  of September till 16:00 pm of the same day so as to prevent overcapacity in the airport halls.

“EgyptAir apologises to customers for the inconveniencies resulting from this exceptional condition and   best efforts are being exerted to contain this situation. “

Operations of domestic flights operated by EgyptAir Express are not affected by the strike.

A spokesman for the cabin crew, Tamer al-Sioufi, said the strike was called for Friday after he said the airline had failed to respond to long-standing demands for better working conditions. An airline official said EgyptAir was negotiating with the striking crew.

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