Air France (Paris) has announced it will eliminate another 2,900 positions and cut its long-haul fleet by 14 aircraft after a critical board meeting. The long-haul fleet is being reduced from 107 aircraft to only 93. The cuts are coming after management failed to reach a new agreement with its pilots union.
The cut positions include 300 pilots, 900 flight attendants and 1,700 ground staff.
AF will expedite the retirement of its remaining Airbus A340-300s.
The company is also canceling its order for 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
Angry AF employees attacked company executives as they left the meeting.
Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogren/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A340-313 F-GLZM (msn 237) arrives in Stockholm (Arlanda).