Air France expects to operate 76% of its flights during a planned March 30 strike by the carrier’s pilots, cabin and ground crew personnel.

The airline said 80% of its long-haul flights and 70% of its medium-haul flights to and from Air France’s Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub will be operational. The carrier also plans to operate 80% of its short-haul flights.

Staffing, however, will be tight. Air France said it expects 31.6% of pilots, 28.3% of cabin crew and 20.4% of ground staff will work on the day of the strike. “Disruptions and delays are to be expected,” the airline said. The strike comes at the outset of the Easter holiday weekend. Other airlines in the Air France-KLM Group, including KLM and regional carrier HOP!, will be unaffected by the action.

During a similar strike March 23, Air France said it operated around 70% of its long- and medium-haul services and around 80% of its short-haul and domestic regional flights. A slightly larger proportion of Air France’s operational staff—about 35% of pilots, and roughly 30% of both cabin crew and ground staff—took part in the earlier strike.

Helen Massy-Beresford, helen.massy-beresford@aviationweek.co.uk