Ebola: Airline crew refuse to travel to Nigeria, others




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airlineAFP – Some Air France flight officials are refusing to board planes bound for , Sierra-Leone and Nigeria fears of the outbreak.
Cabin crew scheduled to work on some flights “have not wanted to carry out their assignment”, a spokesman for the company told AFP.
Air France serves more West destinations than any other carrier. It has given its staff to choose whether or not they to fly to Conakry, Freetown and Lagos after British Airways and Emirates suspended flights to the region.
Air France operates daily flights to and Nigeria and a three times a week to Sierra Leone.
has 1,229 people so far this year in west , the worst outbreak ever of the virus.
On , one Air France union, SNGAF, launched a petition calling for the “immediate end to flights to countries hit by the virus.”[eap_ad_2]
“We know that our put us at risk, but they are measured risks. This is completely out of control and the information is not the same from one day to the next,” said Sophie Gorins, the secretary-general of the SNPNC, which represents cabin crew.
She said that hygiene implemented so far were “-gap” and that crew had “no idea if we are carrying a victim or if we ourselves are carriers of the virus.”
Flight crews for Air France can request to be withdrawn from a scheduled flight if they believe their health or life is in “grave and imminent danger,” the team then usually replaced by a reserve team.[eap_ad_3]