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Air France pilots have ended their two-week strike that has cost the airline more than €280 million.
There is still no agreement between Air France and the pilots union but a spokesman for the SNPL said it was ending the walkout so negotiations could "continue in a calmer climate".
Around 60 per cent of Air France pilots went on strike earlier this month after the airline announced it is aiming to transfer most of its short and medium-haul services to Transavia. A move the SNPL claimed would affect working and pay conditions.
After the strike was called off, Air France said it planned to speed up the development of Transavia, which it believes is vital for the wellbeing of the company at a time when low-cost airlines are thriving across Europe.
“This ending of the conflict reinforces the company’s determination to makes its economic model evolve in order to cement its leadership,” Air France said in a statement.
On Friday night, the airline rejected an offer by SNPL to end the strike if an independent mediator was appointed, which meant the airline would be operating less than half of its scheduled flights on Sunday.
It has now said flights will "gradually return to normal" from Tuesday - those flights cancelled on Sunday and Monday would remain so.