Air France strike threat called off

Management have postponed plans to have fewer crew members on certain planes

This weekend's strike will not go ahead after management put on hold plans to have fewer cabin crew on each flight

AIR France cabin crew have called off a proposed four-day strike from March 28 to 31.

The strike was timed to coincide with the introduction of the airline's new European summer timetable, which unions claimed would have affected working conditions.

Air France wanted to remove one member of cabin crew from each of its Airbus A319 models. Management have now agreed to postpone this until at least next year - and the unions have dropped their strike threat.

The airline announced plans in February to cut the equivalent of 750 full-time jobs by the end of 2011 and reduce the frequency of some links from Paris to French regional airports. It wants to save €120m a year in costs - split between pilots and cabin crew.

Meanwhile, a strike by British Airways cabin crew officially ended at midnight - but they are due strike again from March 27 to 30.

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