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EasyJet Plc, Europe’s No. 2 discount carrier, canceled 38 flights to or from France today as its cabinet crew went on strike.
The airline scrapped 34 domestic services to and from Lyon, Brest, Nantes, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille, Nice, Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports, the company based in Luton, England, said in an e-mailed statement. It also dropped Milan-Paris and Barcelona-Lyon connections.
French cabin-crew unions SPNC and UNAC are demanding a larger share of EasyJet’s profits after earnings were boosted by more than a fifth this year. The carrier ramped up its presence at key airports and targeted corporate travelers amid intensifying competition as full-service rivals faced strikes over their efforts to develop discount units.
Passengers due to travel to or from France until midnight need to check their flight’s status before heading to the airport, EasyJet said.
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