by The Associated Press | February 21, 2018
PARIS (AP) -- Air France says that half of its long-haul flights departing from Paris will not operate for 24 hours during a strike over pay. The French airline said that Thursday's long-haul flights would be affected during the daylong strike that aims to pressure management to increase employee salaries by 6 percent.
In a statement today, Air France said it "plans to operate 75 percent of its flights in view of an estimated 28 percent of staff planning to strike" and "is making every effort to minimize the inconvenience."
The airline said it would assure 75 percent of medium-haul flights and 85 percent of short-haul flights during the strike action. Customers with a Thursday flight reservation are able to change their tickets "at no extra cost."