Air France pilots attend a demonstration in Paris, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Confusion swirled over Air France's plan for its low-cost subsidiary that has been at the heart of a bitter and costly strike Wednesday, as the government and management contradicted each other within minutes. As the strike at Europe's second-biggest flag carrier stretched into its 10th day, Transport Minister Alain Vidalies told French radio the airline had scrapped plans to expand its Transavia budget subsidiary.The pilots are striking in protest against the airline's plans to develop Transavia, which serves holiday destinations across Europe and the Mediterranean. They fear the airline will seek to replace expensive Air France pilots, who can earn up to 250,000 euros ($321,000) a year, with Transavia pilots, who are paid considerably less.The 10-day strike is already the longest at the airline since 1998 and is costing up to 20 million euros daily, estimates management, which has warned it will have a major impact on profits.
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