Air France is warning of “significant disruptions” to flights during a four-day French pilots strike set to start Friday.
The carrier says the walkout was called to protest the French parliament’s upcoming discussion of a board reform bill that could extend the retirement age for pilots from 60 to 65.
Air France says it expects nearly half of its 833 scheduled mid and long-range flights Friday to be canceled and possibly more long-distance flights in the subsequent three days.
The effect on its partner airlines (Brit Air, Regional, CCM and Airlinair) is likely to be smaller.
Air France said in a statement Wednesday that passengers booked on flights during the strike should consult its website starting Thursday.
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