More headaches for Air France due to strike action

6:53 am on 16 November 2017
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Air France says because of strike action it will again lease a plane of Air Tahiti Nui for today's flight to Los Angeles.

The French flag carrier has been unable to fly passengers out of French Polynesia since last week because its Tahiti-based flight attendants are on strike.

After two of its planes were forced to fly out of Tahiti without passengers, Air France has leased a Air Tahiti Nui aircraft to clear a backlog of stranded passengers.

Today a court ruling is expected in Papeete on whether the strike is legal as the airline said it was not given the legally required notice of the impending action.

Air France's head in Tahiti said should the strike continue, the airline may be forced to suspend flying to Tahiti.