In the French company Air France, there is a shortage of pilots, this is in preparation for one of the busiest periods of the year - Christmas, the end of the current civil year and the beginning of the year 2023.
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According to a report published in the newspaper "Le Monde", many pilots are expected to strike as part of an expected strike by the two pilot organizations to which they belong.
The airline hopes that they will be able to operate their flights without interruptions, but at the moment it is not clear if they will be able to keep their promise.
The report also indicates that the strike is expected to begin today (Thursday) and last until January 2, 10 days which are considered very busy for airlines around the world.
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The main reason for the strike by the two pilots unions UNAC and SGNAF, is a lack of agreement with the management regarding the working conditions of the pilots of the companies.
Air France is part of the Air France KLM corporation, which also includes Lowcost Transavia, which operates flights from Israel to Amsterdam and Paris.
Air France is considered a very active airline in Israel as well, with dozens of flights every month on the Tel Aviv-Paris route. It is important to emphasize that so far no expected cancellations of flights to and from Israel have been reported, but it is recommended to follow the developments and make sure that the planned flights do take place and depart on time.
Also, according to a report in Forbes, the Portuguese airline TAP, which is also active in Israel, may also sit down during Christmas.
This basically means that even those flying in the coming days with the Portuguese company may find themselves in a confusing situation.
Here, too, it is important to emphasize that it is still unclear whether there will be any effects on the flights from and to Israel, and it is recommended to monitor and check the issue.
Will Israel feel the effect of the strike?
National Archives (archive), photo: Moshe Shay
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