Air France Asks Flyers to Take Out Trash in Ryanair Battle
By Laurence Frost - Jul 8, 2011 12:04 PM CT
May 23 (Bloomberg) --
Air France will ask passengers to clear their seats and take their trash with them when leaving the plane as the carrier seeks to cut costs and stem the advance of EasyJet Plc (EZJ) and Ryanair Holdings Plc (RYA) in its home market.
Paris-based Air France is working on the plan after cabin crew refused to assume cleaning duties at a low-cost operation it’s introducing in a push to claw back traffic at provincial airports, according to a union official involved in the talks.