Air France will cut less than a third of the 2,900 job cuts it proposed in a 2016/2017 plan that triggered clashes with some staff, the chief executive of parent company Air France-KLM said on Sunday. The job cuts in 2016 would be voluntary and heavier job losses in 2017 could be avoided if talks with unions led to an agreement on alternative savings measures by the beginning of next year, Alexandre de Juniac said. “The ‘Plan B’ takes place over two years, 2016 and 2017. For 2016 it is under way,” he said in an interview on RTL radio and the LCI news channel.

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