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Strike at Transavia France: limited impact on traffic


Strike at Transavia France: limited impact on traffic

Paris (AFP)

The strike of the hostesses and stewards of Transavia France at the call of the CGT Friday had a limited impact on traffic, 95% of the flights are maintained, we learned from the company.

"It is in line with expectations, with 95% of flights maintained," said AFP a spokesman for the low cost subsidiary of the Air France-KLM group.

Of the 66 flights scheduled for the day from Paris-Orly, two were canceled, one to Marrakech the other to Lisbon, according to the website of the group ADP.

On the other French bases of the company, the 14 flights from Nantes were scheduled, while 4 of the 9 flights from Lyon-Saint-Exupéry were canceled, according to the sites of the airports.

For the day of Saturday, the management "plans to ensure 97% of its flight program", but "last minute disturbances are nevertheless not excluded".

The hostesses and stewards are called to strike from Friday to Sunday evening, the CGT, the first union at Transavia France, denouncing "catastrophic human and material management" in the company.

"It's been months that calls for management to find a social dialogue.There is nothing sudden in this call to strike," said Elodie Gomes, elected CGT.

Among its demands, the union denounces an excessive use of charter aircraft, source of increased costs and which is due in his view "incompetence" of management.

The CGT also denounces, in an open letter to Ben Smith, general manager of the Air France-KLM group, "repeated incidents and flight safety undermined" on a plane that experienced multiple problems in July, including pressurization, despite several fixed assets for repair.

"We have never been invited to any meeting regarding the future development of Transavia and this must change immediately," says the union.

The company should soon be able to develop further in France after a referendum in the SNPL, the first pilots' union within Air France, which has declared itself in favor of questioning the capping of the fleet of Transavia France to 40. aircraft.

Currently operating 38 Boeing 737s, Transavia France carried 811,000 passengers in July, an increase of 11% over July 2018.

© 2019 AFP

Source: france24

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