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Air France staff refusing to fly to Ebola-hit countries

Published on Aug 20, 2014 3:18 AM
 
A photo taken on Aug 2, 2014 shows information and departure boards at the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, in Roissy-en-France. Some Air France flight crews are refusing to board planes bound for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria over fears of the Ebola outbreak, the airline said Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Some Air France flight crews are refusing to board planes bound for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria over fears of the Ebola outbreak, the airline said Tuesday.

Cabin crew scheduled to work on some flights "have not wanted to carry out their assignment", a spokesman for the company told AFP.

He refused to be drawn on numbers but said none of the flights destined for the region had ultimately been left short-staffed.

"In the end, all these flights left with the usual number of crew and with teams that had the usual level of qualifications, according to the regulations," he said.

 
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