The Air France flight from Paris to Sofia, as well as the corresponding return flight, on July 27 have been cancelled, Sofia Airport said. The airport operator gave no further details on the reason for the cancellation, but it comes on the day that several airline cabin crew unions began industrial action against the airline.
Air France did not provide a list of flights affected by the strike, but said that it expected to operate “more than 90 per cent of our long haul flights, 90 per cent of our domestic flights, and more than 80 per cent of our medium-haul flights” that used the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
The airline said that it was still in process of updating its schedule for July 28. Air France was expending to update its flight schedule daily, with customers affected by the cancellation of their reservation informed the day before departure.
The strike, which is scheduled to continue until August 2, is expected to include up to 35 per cent of the airline’s flight attendants, comes after talks on renewing the collective labour agreement stalled. It comes less than two months after a similar strike by pilot unions in June.