Air France Pilots Set to Stage Strike July 25-29
By James Shillinglaw
July 22, 2012 10:10 PM
Air France said two “minor” pilots' unions have called for a strike from July 25 to 29. Disruptions to flights should remain limited, according to the airline. Air France said it will communicate its planned flight schedule for Wednesday, July 25 by the evening of Monday, July 23, as well as procedures for rebooking and refunds.
In case of flight cancellation or delay, Air France said it would notify passengers directly by phone, SMS or email. In order to be notified, passengers should check that they have provided the airline with a valid mobile phone number or email address. These details can be updated directly on Air France’s website via the "view/modify your reservation" section. Air France said it regret that this industrial action occurs during the busy summer holiday period.
But the pilots’ strike is only the second such action in less than a week. A strike action by the Air France Regional airline, which operates short and medium-haul flights in France and Europe, took place from July 20 to 23. Customers traveling on a flight operated by Regional were told to flight schedule on Air France’s website in the "Flight times" section. The schedule of operating flights was made available 24 hours before flight departure.
Again, Air France said it would inform its customers personally via SMS or e-mail in case of disruption affecting their flight, as long as they have provided the necessary contact details. The Regional airline strike action did not affect long-haul, medium-haul and short-haul flights operated by Air France, the airline said.