The Straits Times
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Published on Sep 07, 2012
 

Egyptair strike hits international flights

 
 

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's national airline said on Friday it had suspended international flights for 12 hours because of a strike by air hostesses and stewards.

"Because of a strike by Egyptair aircrew affecting some early morning flights, the company decided to suspend its schedule of international departures from Cairo," a company statement said.

It said domestic operations were not affected by the industrial action, and added that it was doing "everything to contain the situation."

The national carrier's cabin crew have been on strike since dawn on Friday in an attempt to secure better working conditions.