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Traditional carriers facing turbulence

Budget airlines are expanding their market share, flying newer aircraft, going into business travel

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Uncertain future: Air France pilots are now into the second week of a strike over management plans to step up development of its budget Transavia unit where pilots are paid considerably less. - PHOTO: AFP

[PARIS] With low-cost airlines on the cusp of dominating Europe's skies, turbulent times are in store for traditional carriers that are finding it hard to adapt, as the ongoing strike at Air France shows. Air France pilots are now into the second week of a strike over management plans to step up

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