Other pages Noticeboard. Turbulence ahead for Air France passengers as strike threat looms large The Local. Share this article. Air France passengers face the possibility of more travel headaches after the hardline CGT union has warned that there is a "good chance" there will be further strikes in the near future.
It's likely that Air France passengers will face more travel headaches in the months ahead -- at least that's if the words of the CGT union representative for Air France Vincent Salles are anything to go by. According to Salles, the airline's staff are "up in arms, angry and tired of being taken for idiots". The words came as the first meeting between the nine unions representing Air France since the resignation of the airline's former CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac is set to take place. There is a good chance that this will be the case," Salles told franceinfo.
It was "inconceivable that the Air France company, French since , falls into the hands of a foreign executive whose candidacy is being promoted by a competitor," said a statement from nine out of 10 Air France unions on August 17th. The CGT has said it is "angry" about the way the appointment of Smith, with Salles denouncing the "Anglo Saxon choice" who he said is "known for having created low cost growth at the expense of the parent company, Air Canada.
Air France personnel are demanding a six percent salary increase, with unions arguing the airline should share the wealth with its staff after strong results in But management insists it cannot offer higher salaries without jeopardising growth in an intensely competitive sector.
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Air France: New Canadian chief vows to invest half of salary in airline. Nikaj said he was returning from a trip to Albania, where his parents live. He said that when the plane went through a small patch of turbulence about 40 minutes before landing, passengers were directed to put on their seatbelts. Then a second, larger burst of turbulence seemed to come out of nowhere. Nikaj said.
It was like something that I never experienced. The pilot then announced everything was under control, and 10 minutes later, the plane landed, Mr. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the pilot had declared an emergency and reported that several passengers were injured. Several ambulances arrived at the airport, and 30 people were taken to local hospitals, mostly to the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Mr.
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Nikaj said the people with the worst injuries were let off the plane first. He said he heard waiting family members of the Turkish Airline passengers describing frantic phone calls from the plane. Nikaj said he drove home his wife and children, who had met him at the airport, and then drove himself to a hospital. He thought he had injured his chest trying to help the woman next to him who had flown out of her seat.
Turbulence is the leading cause of injuries to passengers and flight attendants, excluding fatal accidents, according to the F. In , 17 passengers and members of the flight crew were injured in turbulence, according to the F. In , that number was Since the highest annual number has been 94, in