Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

French air traffic strike: many Paris Orly and Marseille flights cancelled

Download: Printable PDF Date: 31 Mar 2016 09:47 categories:
Publisher:
French air traffic strike: many Paris Orly and Marseille flights cancelled - Airports / Routes publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: The Guardian

The 36-hour walkout by air traffic controllers comes as protesters return to streets in anger over government labour reforms.

Strikes by French air traffic controllers are expected to cause travel chaos for thousands of passengers on Thursday.

Aviation authorities told airlines to cancel 20% of their flights from Paris Orly airport and a third of flights from Marseille as air traffic controllers went on strike again.

Paris Charles De Gaulle airport was not expected to be affected by the 36-hour walkout over job cuts and the lack of investment in new technology.

The Airlines for Europe lobby group said it was the 43rd strike by French air traffic controllers since 2009. It was due to end at 5am on Friday.

A strike last week disrupted travel plans for thousands of passengers as airlines were forced to cancel up to a third of flights.

Budget airline Ryanair said it was cancelling more than 90 flights because of the industrial action.



Loading comments for French air traffic strike: many Paris Orly and Marseille flights cancelled...


Recommended

Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

SpiceJet becomes the first airline to take advantage of the Q400 aircraft’s increased profit potential Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the delivery of its first 90-seat Q400 air...

Daher introduces the TBM 900 very fast turboprop aircraft series to India

Daher announced the first presentation of its Daher TBM 900-series in India, introducing the very fast turboprop aircraft to the sub-continent’s business aviation community.The presentation will...

ACE 18 – A winning Formula

BACA and Stansted News delivered a compelling day of activity for air charter brokers and operators at ACE18. Staged at London Biggin Hill airport on 11thSeptember, more than 850 people enjoyed a supe...

AeroMobil to Exhibit Flying Car first time in China

AeroMobil partners with Orient International Holding for the exhibition of its Flying car at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai in November 2018. AeroMobil will be displayed in National E...