Air France pilot strike causes cancellation of some Sofia flights

The strike by Air France pilots has resulted in the cancellation of two Paris-Sofia flights and their corresponding return flights from Sofia to Paris, on September 16 and 17.

The cancelled flights were the ones taking off from the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris at 12.35pm local time, landing in Sofia at 4.15pm. The return flights were due to take off at 5.20pm, Sofia time, according to Air France’s flight information website.

The other daily flight between the two cities, taking off from Charles de Gaulle at 10.20am local time and arriving in Sofia at 2.05pm, as well as the corresponding return flight, were not affected by the strike.

Air France pilots began a week-long strike over disagreements on cost cuts on September 15. The airline has not cancelled other flights to Sofia later this week, but customers were advised to check Air France’s flight status website for further updates.

Also on September 15, the pilots union at Lufthansa decided to cancel their own one-day strike. Industrial action at Lufthansa in recent weeks had not affected flights to Bulgaria, but a three-day strike earlier in April this year did cause the cancellation of 28 flights between Sofia and the airports in Frankfurt and Munich.

(Sofia Airport photo: Apostoloff)



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