Wave of travel strikes across Europe

Hundreds of flights cancelled in week of discontent
Hundreds of flights are being cancelled this week due to a wave of strikes across Europe.
The airline group A4E, which includes IAG, Lufthansa Group, Norwegian, Ryanair and others, says that the first French air-traffic control strike of the year, from today, could result in more than 1,000 flight cancellations and severe delays.
Most cancellations are to and from French cities, but some overflights are cancelled too, such as routes between the UK and countries like Spain, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland.
The strike by staff at control centres in Brest and Bordeaux runs until March 10, while controllers in Aix-en-Provence are stopping work between Tuesday and Thursday. They are protesting pay and other issues.
Meanwhile, British Airways has cancelled some of its departures because of a week-long strike by some cabin crew and adds, “There may also be some disruption on roads and public transport to/from airports on some days so customers should allow extra time for their journeys.”
In addition, Air France is facing an employee strike on Tuesday, Berlin airport ground staff are threatening a strike during ITB this week, and an airport strike in Finland today and on March 10 and 14 is affecting flights there.
The Independent / TTG Nordic


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