The Straits Times
Published on Dec 15, 2012

Air France says considering cuts to cabin crew


PARIS (AFP) - Air France said on Friday it was considering offering voluntary departure incentives as it expected to have an excess of 600 cabin crew from 2014.

"In the absence of any adjustments, an excess of 500 to 600 stewards and stewardesses... after 2014," a spokesman told AFP.

He said the company was ready to consider offering packages for employees to voluntarily leave the airline, but said the company first wanted to reach a deal with cabin crew as part of its restructuring programme.

Air France recently resumed talks with cabin crew, four months after they rejected management's programme which targets 20 per cent efficiency gains.