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    Employees' strike cost Air France about $100.6 million which is a price for a long-haul aircraft, the airline's CEO said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The strike of Air France employees will cost the French airline about 90 million euro ($100.6 million), Air France CEO Frederic Gagey said on Tuesday.

    "This is a tremendous amount of money, in general, it is the cost of a long-haul aircraft," Gagey told public radio France Info, adding that the strike has affected at least 180,000 passengers.

    On Tuesday, a series of the cabin crew strikes, which began on July 27, is expected to be completed.

    According to the airline press release, Air France expects to operate 100 percent of its long-haul flights with no capacity limitation and 85 percent of its medium-haul flights to and from Paris-CDG.

    The SNPNC and the Unsa-PNC work unions, representing some 45 percent of Air France's stewards and air hostesses, decided to go ahead with the strike after failing to reach an agreement with the company’s leadership on preserving workers' rights.

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