Air France to Shed 1,826 Ground Jobs
Air France will eliminate 1,826 ground staff jobs through voluntary employee departures as it put off a decision about pilots and cabin crew.
The moves, aimed chiefly at fixing weaknesses in short-and medium-haul flights and cargo, were announced yesterday to union representatives. The targets are 582 cuts at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport and 128 at the secondary Orly airport, 591 at French provincial airports and 282 in freight, the unit’s chief executive officer, Frederic Gagey, said in a statement.
“Transform 2015 is working and our initial efforts are beginning to pay off,” Gagey said in the statement, referring to the carrier’s restructuring plan. “We need to continue and intensify our actions.”