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Sunday 30 April 2023

Striking a blow: the French are at it again

Several airports across France will cancel flights due to more strike action planned for this Monday - May 1.

Stoppages are planned as air traffic controllers walk out, Travel Mole reports.

France’s civil aviation authority says the strikes are expected to heavily impact Paris airports Orly, CDG (above) and Beauvais, as well as Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes and Nice.

The next series of the long-running protests against the raising of the pension age in France are planned nationwide for May Day, with flights likely affected from today until early on Tuesday.

Air traffic controllers have also been conducting their own rolling strikes independent of the countrywide pension protests.

Even travellers flying over French territory could be affected.

The DGAC civil aviation authority has asked airlines to cancel one-third of scheduled flights at Orly Airport and 25% at Charles de Gaulle, Nice and Beauvais.

It wants 33% of flights grounded at the other airports too.

Around 3,700 flights overfly France every day.

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