Pilot Strikes Deepen Air France and Lufthansa Woes

The devastating two-week pilot strike at Air France has cost the airline around €500 million ($635 million), and a lot of the company’s strategic questions remain unanswered. French pilot union SNPL only ended the strike after Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac agreed to drop a key part of his restructuring plan—growing low-cost carrier Transavia into a pan-European airline. What remains unsolved is how big Transavia France can become and how Air France can achieve cost cuts in its legacy operation.

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Author: David Pflieger

David Pflieger is working as the CEO of Island Air, located in Hawaii. David received his pilot training in the United States Air Force, and has since held multiple positions with different airlines, for over 20 years!

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