Job cuts won't affect region
PARIS: Air France's plans to further cut some 2,800 jobs through voluntary redundancy will not involve its employees in Asia Pacific.
Its senior vice-president (Asia-Pacific region) Patrick Roux said there would be "close to zero" job cuts in the region.
He added that the most affected will be the European region. The airline has some 1,300 employees in the Asia-Pacific region.
Roux said the move was part of the airline's transformation plan to become more cost-effective and to produce better products and competitive fares.
BBC reported recently that the Air France-KLM group had announced plans to cut 5,100 jobs, from its 69,000-strong workforce, in its turnaround plan.
It also reported that Air France said it was in negotiations with unions regarding the move.
The airline merged with Dutch carrier KLM in 2004.
Air France also said it would continue a policy of "wage moderation" alongside the job cuts.