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Air France Passengers Numbers Fall in May Amid Strike Threat

Ania Nussbaum
Air France Passengers Numbers Fall in May Amid Strike Threat

Air France flew fewer people in May after strikes hampered operations, leaving KLM to prop up business at parent company Air France-KLM as the threat of further labor action hangs over the struggling carrier. Passenger numbers at the Air France brand, entangled in a pay conflict with workers, fell 1.7 percent last month compared to a year earlier, the Paris-based company said in a statement Friday. Labor discussions were left in limbo in May, after the staff rejection of a pay offer prompted Air France-KLM Chief Executive Officer Jean-Marc Janaillac to resign.