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Air France crisis deepens as both sides refuse to budge

Pilots reject plan for low-cost arm while CEO presses ahead

Drag-out fight: The strike by pilots has grounded 60 per cent of Air France flights and is costing Air France-KLM up to 20 million euros (S$32.7 million) a day. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[PARIS] A bitter Air France labour dispute has deepened as management pledged to press ahead with its low-cost airline ambitions and pilots said that an eight day-old strike over the proposals would continue indefinitely as a result. Air France's Franco-Dutch parent Air France-KLM wants to