A version of this article appears in the September 22 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Once again, Air France-KLM’s management finds itself blocked from implementing a change in strategy. And once again, it is the cockpit crews who are balking. Crews and their unions have not yet come to terms with the increasingly dominant role of low-cost carriers in the European airline industry, so they routinely reject the urgent need to restructure France’s air transport ...

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