Friday Sep 07, 201202:53 PM GMT
Air crew strike halts Egypt Air International departures
Egypt
Egypt's airline has cancelled all its international flights due to a strike by its cabin crew over pay and working conditions on September 07, 2012.
Fri Sep 7, 2012 2:50PM
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Because of a strike by Egypt Air aircrew affecting some early morning flights, the company decided to suspend its schedule of international departures from Cairo between 4:00 am and 4:00 pm (02:00-14:00 GMT)"

Egypt's national airline officials

Egypt's national airline has suspended its scheduled international flights due to a 12 hours strike by its cabin crew over pay and working conditions.


"Because of a strike by Egypt Air aircrew affecting some early morning flights, the company decided to suspend its schedule of international departures from Cairo between 4:00 am and 4:00 pm (02:00-14:00 GMT)," Egypt's national airline officials said in a statement.

“Domestic flights operated by Egypt Air were not affected by the action”, the statement further noted.

Since early Friday morning, state-owned Egypt Air’s cabin crew members have been on strike in a bid to have better working conditions including better insurance and an increase in staff numbers.


Meanwhile, Egypt Air strike hits hundreds of passengers crowded into Cairo airport.

Earlier in September 2010, air traffic controllers have staged a strike calling for higher salaries.

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