Strikes to hit French airports this week

Airlines advised to cut flights in France by 50%

Airlines should reduce flights to major airports in France by 50%, the country’s civil aviation authority (DGAC) warns. This is because unions representing France’s air traffic control workers are planning to strike from early tomorrow morning until Thursday.
Reuters reports that the DGAC has asked airlines to drop half their flights to airports serving Paris, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse and Bordeaux.
More information will be released by unions, but EasyTravelReport.com says the strike may start at 04.30 GMT/UTC on Tuesday 11 June 2013, ending at the same time early on Friday morning.
“Call your airline, last thing you need is to be sleeping at the airport,” EasyTravelReport.com advises. “All French airports to be hit.”
The website adds that air traffic control workers may also strike in Hungry, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Austria and Belgium. The UK and Ireland will not be involved. The unions are in protest against the EU’s Single European Sky plans to liberalise civil airspace.
Reuters / EasyTravelReport
[image courtesy Air France]

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