Air France to launch lower-cost airline after reaching deal with pilots

Air France pilots have approved a plan by the airline to launch a sub-brand called 'Boost' this September, which will offer long- and short-haul services that are cheaper than the parent carrier in an effort to counter competition from Gulf airlines and budget services by Lufthansa and British Airways.

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Air France said it will move forward with plans to launch a new lower-cost airline this autumn after the project won approval from the main SNPL pilots' union on Monday, reports The Times of India.