The strike by pilots of Hop !, a regional subsidiary of Air France, should cause little disruption on Monday, confirmed on Sunday, the management of Air France.
“Air France plans to operate all of its flights to and from Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle and Paris-Orly and almost all of its flights from French regions,” said a company spokesperson. this Sunday.
The disruptions will not concern either “long-haul flights” or “short and medium-haul flights operated by an Air France Airbus plane”, further specifies Air France on its website. The company offers travelers who wish to postpone their flight free of charge.
SNPL, the first pilots’ union in Hop !, calls for a strike to demand better wages and working conditions, closer to those of Air France pilots, and demand easier integration into Air France . Management proposed a 3% wage increase, deemed insufficient by the union, which claims 6%.
The SNPL had deposited at the end of December a strike notice of 144 hours spread out on twelve days which had been postponed the time to discuss with the management of Hop !. This time, the notice runs this Monday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and must be extended to other days, notably Thursday.
Founded in 2013, Hop! employs around 2,500 people, including 750 pilots. The company is the result of the merger of three former regional subsidiaries of Air France (Brit Air, Regional and Airlinair). The last Hop pilots’ strike! dates back to summer 2017.