Air France: The Myth of Matriarchy


If in the cockpit of Air France-KLM crates it is just as a chair dance as in the top of the airline, we would no longer dare to live in the Bijlmer. The slide with dolls does not seem to us to be conducive to a stable course.

A brief summary of the king’s drama: Jean-Marc Janaillac was pushed over by the Eternal Strike that is France. He was CEO of both Air France and Air France-KLM because an advantage for the French was ingrained in the aviation combination. After Janaillac, Franck Terner succeeds him as CEO of Air France. Terner also keeps it short and after his departure is temporarily replaced by Ben Smith, who is also the final boss of the aviation combination. Now Smith is relieved by Anne Rigail and with that Air France has its own CEO as well as the first woman on that position. Nice man (v).

Anyway, the top of Air France-KLM now consists of Mrs. Rigail at Air France, Pieter Elbers at KLM and Ben Smith at Air France-KLM. This triumvirate must try to prevent the case from running out of jingles at the most unhappy marriage of convenience since that one marriage marriage that ended with the words of a fooled neighbor: “he even helped to find his wife.” An important stumbling point is wage negotiations with Air France’s pilots. France is currently being forgiven for the Yellow Hesjes. We must not hope that the revolutionary impetus of this movement will spill over to the otherwise far from poorly paid pilots in the aviation combination. Then the whole circus can start again.

By: Nicholas de Kramer

Nicholas de Krammer, а self-taught economic analytic with heave mathematical background. Math behind the economics (and economics behind math) is the strong side of the author. Contact him at [email protected]

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