The remuneration of Air France pilots is partly linked to the hours flown. Hence the decline observed since April.
The pilots of Air France and its low-cost subsidiary Transavia have seen their salaries decrease significantly since April, “efforts made necessary” by the Covid-19 crisis, the SNPL union estimated on Monday.
“The airline pilots of Air France and Transavia France are experiencing since April 2020 a drop in their remuneration from 25% to 40%, compared to their pre-crisis salary”, affirms the SNPL Air France-Transavia (AF-TO) in a press release. “Unlike pilots from competing companies, who have a fixed salary, the remuneration system for Air France and Transavia France pilots is strongly linked to real activity,” he said.
Their remuneration is linked in part to the hours flown. However, as for the rest of the aviation sector, the activity of the Air France group was almost non-existent in April and May and only picked up very gradually.
This reduction in remuneration “should allow Air France a saving of around 300 million euros per year throughout the global crisis linked to Covid-19 and thus help it, in part, to overcome its financial difficulties. ” estimates the union of pilots, majority at Air France.