France: Hundreds of flights cancelled as air traffic controllers go on strike

  • A strike announcement by air traffic controllers in France has led to hundreds of flight cancellations.

    The French SNCTA union has given the strike call for two days in protest over working conditions.

    Airlines have been told by France’s civil aviation authority DGAC to cut their flight schedules by 40%, both to and from the country. The DGAC warned that disruption was expected across the country.

    Ryanair, the low-cost airline, said it “sincerely” apologized to customers for the “unwarranted strike.”

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