January 5, 2020 / 5:48 PM / 23 days ago

Air France plans to run flight schedule on Jan 6-7 despite strikes

FILE PHOTO: Logo of Air France is pictured on an Airbus A350 at the builder's headquarters in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

PARIS (Reuters) - Air France (AIRF.PA) said on Sunday it planned to run its entire flight schedule on Jan. 6 and Jan. 7, despite calls by some crew unions to strike as part of ongoing nationwide protests over the government’s efforts to reform the pension system.

“On January 6 and 7, 2020, Air France plans to operate its entire flight schedule,” the airline said in a statement, which also cited discussions between the government and unions that it said had resulted in guarantees for flight crews’ future pension system.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Gareth Jones

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