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New Air France-KLM boss wins deals on pilot pay, integration

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PARIS (Reuters) - The board of Air France-KLM agreed to reappoint the head of its KLM division, the Franco-Dutch airline group said, resolving a standoff over new group CEO Ben Smith's plans for closer integration of the two carriers.In a separate advance for Smith, who joined Air France-KLM from Air Canada in September, the group also signed a pay deal with its French pilots on Tuesday, drawing a line under a labour dispute that blighted operations last year.Smith has been pushing for more concerted decision-making between the two brands as well as his own seat on the KLM board, but had ...

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First Published: Wed, February 20 2019. 01:26 IST