EasyJet pilots in France have called off strikes planned for today and Sunday after agreeing a pay deal with the carrier.

The French pilots’ union, the SNPL, called off the strike saying it had reached a “satisfactory” agreement following talks with easyJet on Thursday.

The union was seeking a pay rise above inflation and a one-off bonus for its 250 members at easyJet following the carrier’s latest profit figures.

EasyJet confirmed the deal, but gave no details of the agreement. The airline had managed to operate most flights as scheduled on a first day of strike action on Wednesday, using pilots from other bases – including from the UK.

The carrier airline had expressed confidence it would operate most flights as scheduled if strikes went ahead today and Sunday as planned.