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Air France pilots' strike to hit flights harder Tuesday

The week-long strike began on Monday by halting about half of the French airline's flights, but is due to ground 60% of flights on Tuesday.

Air France braced for worst strike in 16 years

Up to half of airline's services set to be cancelled on Monday, the start of week-long action by pilots over plans to expand low-cost operations.

Air France to cut number of flights by half on Monday as pilots strike

Pilots due to begin a one-week strike over company plans to cut costs to recapture market share from budget airlines.

Air France pilots want opt out on flying to Ebola-hit countries

Unions say management has promised no action will be taken against pilots or cabin crew not wishing to fly to affected regions.

Air France pilots announce week-long strike in September

The September 15-22 strike is over reorganisation of the airline's routes which they say threatens jobs and is made without proper consultation.

Air France suspends flights to Sierra Leone over Ebola fears

The airline said it has temporarily halted its three weekly flights to Freetown at the request of the French government.

France in a jam as holidaymakers take to the road

France's busiest summer weekend, with July holidaymakers returning and August ones leaving, led to a record 915 kilometres of tailbacks.

Air France ground staff to strike on August 2

The stoppage will affect Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris as well as those at Ajaccio, Bastia, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille and others.

Air France joins other airlines in suspension of flights to Tel Aviv

The French airline has suspended its flights to Israel indefinitely following rocket attacks close to Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Air France Paris-Rio crash due to 'human error'

June 2009 crash which killed all 228 people on board 'could have been avoided if the crew had taken appropriate action' says expert report.

French pilots call off May strikes

Unions received a government pledge that a mandatory 48-hour warning of strike action would not be used to find replacement pilots.

Actor James Cromwell protests Air France's 'cruel' transport of monkeys

The Babe star was placed in a narrow cage in protest at alleged cruelty by the airline while transporting monkeys to research laboratories.

Air France pilots' May-long strikes to cause major disruption

The strikes throughout May are in protest at a law requiring two-day advance notification of strike action and the use of foreign pilots.

Air France senior manager and wife 'ran international prostitution ring'

The couple, suspected of shuttling young women between France and Brazil on discounted tickets, were placed under investigation and jailed.

French govt left reeling by far right 'warning shot' in vote

Left candidate eliminated in first round as Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front top the polls in local council by-election.