Air France-KLM has issued this statement:
Air France-KLM is pleased that the SNPL ALPA Air France council representing a majority of Air France pilots has voted 97% in favor of beginning negotiations with Air France management in order to increase the number of aircraft in the Transavia (France) fleet, currently capped at 40 aircraft.
“This new development is a strong sign of the improved relationship and positive culture taking hold within Air France,” said Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM Group.
A larger Transavia France operation is designed to protect the current size of Air France mainline and to position Transavia France as a strong player in the competitive low-cost market.
Note: Transavia France currently operates 36 Boeing 737-800s.
Top Copyright Photo: Transavia (France) Boeing 737-8K2 WL F-GZHU (msn 41352) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 946601.
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