French airports face major strike disruption Tuesday

18th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

Half of all flights to and from Paris Orly airport and 30 percent of flights at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and other French airports will be cancelled Tuesday due to strikes, aviation officials said.

The civil aviation authority DGAC said it had ordered airlines to reduce their traffic after unions called the day of strikes, with the airport stoppage set to last 24 hours.

Tuesday will be the seventh day of nationwide protests in two months against a government reform that will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.

© 2010 AFP

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