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Strike At Air Algerie (AH)  
User currently offlineBrusselsSouth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 633 posts, RR: 5
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Various news sources report that Air Algerie cabin crews have been on strike since this last Monday (11 July).

Here's one of the sources, but a quick web search, particularly on French speaking sites, will return many more links :


A couple of sources quote an union leader citing starting salaries of 350 EUR for cabin crew, and even as low as 120 EUR for beginners (less than 120 h ?) :


Strikers are requesting a 106% pay rise, while AH's CEO (Mohamed Salah Boultif) is willing to give 20%, citing a difficult financial situation for the airline.

From TV news reports, it seems quite a few passengers are getting really angry at airports such as ORY or MRS (the station manager at ORY has been physically assaulted and had to be escorted by CRS), not only because of the strike itself, but also because of the way AH (fails to) communicate to its customers. Readers comments on Algerian news sites are in their vast majority very hard against AH, pointing at what they consider as well known weaknesses in the way the airline is run.

Air France and Aigle Azur (and to a lesser extent Air Mediterranée) are sending additional flights to pick up part of the stranded AH pax. Flights between France and Algeria in July and August are traditionally very busy because of the large Algerian population living in France going back to their homeland to visit their relatives.


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7494 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

Very tense situation at ORY with a growing number of passengers stranded at the Airport with no information nor help from Air Algérie ...
Air France and Aigle Azure ar planning and operating additional flights but that's not enough to calm down the situation.
The situation is also difficult at MRS, even if passengers there have an alternate solution with he several daily boat services between Marseille and Alegeria.

User currently offlineBrusselsSouth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 633 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Well it seems things are going back to normal this Friday (15 July).


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