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Next Air France-KLM boss must not surrender French interests - director

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By Richard LoughPARIS (Reuters) - The next chief executive of Air-France-KLM must not be beholden to external interests, said a senior French pilot on the group's board of directors, criticising the possible choice of Air Canada's chief operating officer as preferred candidate.Le Monde this week reported that Air France-KLM's nominations committee had picked Canadian Benjamin Smith as its top candidate to head the airline at a time the French brand, Air France, is struggling to cut costs amid union opposition.The group has not denied Smith is a candidate, saying only that no decision has been ...

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 18:52 IST