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.
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7353 posts, RR: 58 Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1126 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.