Paris flights face major disruption in Tuesday strike

11th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

Half of flights to and from Paris's Orly airport and one in three at Charles de Gaulle will be cancelled on Tuesday due to nationwide strikes over pension reform, the civil aviation authority DGAC said.

"Taking into account the strike warnings of the CGT and the CFDT (trade unions), the DGAC has asked airlines to cut 50 percent of their flights at Orly and 30 percent at Roissy (Charles de Gaulle) and Beauvais," a spokesman said.

The DGAC said travellers should get in touch with their airlines before heading to the airport.

Air France said Friday that it planned to maintain all long-haul flights but would cancel some short-haul and domestic flights.

France faces major disruption Tuesday for the fourth time in a month as workers again take to the streets -- this time threatening open-ended strikes -- to fight President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the retirement age.

© 2010 AFP

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