More flights disrupted at Paris' main airports

24th February 2010, Comments 0 comments

Dozens of flights were cancelled on the second day of an air traffic controllers strike.

Paris -- Dozens of flights into and out of Paris' main airports were cancelled on Wednesday as an air traffic controllers strike entered its second of five days, aviation authorities told AFP.

Long queues had built up under announcement screens recording the bad news at Orly, which serves mainly domestic routes, where half of all flights were cancelled, according to the DGAC civil aviation authority.

It was a similar picture at Charles de Gaulle, one of Europe's busiest international hubs, where a quarter of flights were cancelled, although main operator Air France has vowed to maintain long haul services.

French air traffic controllers called a stoppage to protest plans to merge their operations with those of neighbouring countries, fearing that they will see their working conditions eroded.

AFP / Expatica

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