28 Jun 2011

Air Tahiti Nui strike to impact tomorrow

3:39 pm on 28 June 2011

Air Tahiti Nui says tomorrow's flight from Papeete to Los Angeles may have to be delayed because some of the its crews are on an indefinite strike.

The French Polynesian carrier failed to avert threatened action in negotiations over the weekend.

It brought yesterday's Los Angeles-bound flight forward to beat the looming strike, which Air Tahiti Nui says is unlikely to be felt today.

The airline's management says a strike at the start of the peak travel season is irresponsible, given that this comes amid a disciplinary procedure against two staff members involved in a brawl with an American Airlines employee in a Japanese hotel.

Air Tahiti Nui says the incident has prompted the hotel to no longer provide accommodation to two of its staff.