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Air France expects to operate 70 percent of flights during Tuesday's strike

 A passenger is silhouetted as he passes Air France airplanes sitting on the tarmac in Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, outside Paris, France, Mar. 23, 2018. EPA-EFE FILE/IAN LANGSDON

A passenger is silhouetted as he passes Air France airplanes sitting on the tarmac in Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, outside Paris, France, Mar. 23, 2018. EPA-EFE FILE/IAN LANGSDON

Paris, Apr 16 (EFE).- Air France said Monday that it expects to operate 70 percent of its flights on Tuesday, the first day of a 48-hour strike involving pilots, cabin crew and ground staff in France over a wage dispute, according to a report from Dow Jones Newswires supplied to EFE.

The airline, part of Air France-KLM, said it plans to operate 55 percent of its long-haul flights, 65 percent of its medium-haul flights to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and 80 percent of its short-haul flights at Paris-Orly and provincial airports.

Another 48-hour strike is expected next week, the Dow Jones report added.

In a statement on Friday, Air France said it invited unions for a meeting on Monday, after negotiations last week did not result in an agreement for a pay rise.

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