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Air France Strike to Wipe More than Half of its Global Flights Today

(CBC News)

At least half of Air France flights around the world were cancelled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the airline is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with competition.

Air France is urging passengers to change or postpone travel, estimating that it can only ensure 48% of flights Monday.

The company's challenges echo those faced by flagship airlines across Europe, facing tough rivalry from budget airlines and Gulf state carriers. Read more here.