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Air France plans to run flight schedule on Jan 6-7 despite strikes

PARIS (Reuters) – Air France <AIRF.PA> said on Sunday it planned to run its entire flight schedule on Jan. 6 and Jan. 7, despite calls by some crew unions to strike as part of ongoing nationwide protests over the government’s efforts to reform the pension system.

“On January 6 and 7, 2020, Air France plans to operate its entire flight schedule,” the airline said in a statement, which also cited discussions between the government and unions that it said had resulted in guarantees for flight crews’ future pension system.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Gareth Jones)