17 February 2004
MADRID – Thirteen flights from Spain to Paris were cancelled Tuesday after another French air traffic controllers’ strike.
Iberia cancelled 11 flights and Air Europa stopped two.
The strike by workers at Paris Orly airport started Monday but spread Tuesday when workers at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport joined in
an “act of solidarity”.
Five Iberia flights to Charles de Gaulle airport and six to Orly were cancelled.
Cancelled flights included three between Madrid and Orly, one between Madrid and Charles de Gaulle, three between Barcelona and Orly and one between Barcelona and Charles de Gaulle.
Three more to Charles de Gaulle – two from Seville and one from Valencia – were also cancelled.
Another company, Air Europa, had to cancel two of its five flights between Spain and Parisian airports.
The cancelled flights were between Orly and Madrid and Alicante and Orly.
But sources at the company said Tuesday the airline might have to cancel other flights that were still on the schedule.
Last week, air traffic controllers at Paris Orly airport called a strike after talks broke down between unions and management over new working arrangements.
Twenty-one Iberia flights were cancelled.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news