Strike to cause major disruption in Paris airports: official

19th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

An air traffic controller strike due Wednesday will force the cancellation of one in five flights from the main Paris hub Roissy and half of all flights from the smaller Orly airport, officials said.

France's DGAC civil aviation authority also warned in a statement that stormy weather forecast for the day of the strike was likely to add to the travel disruption and advised potential travellers to contact their airlines.

French unions have called on air traffic controllers to go on strike from Tuesday evening until Thursday morning to protest plans to integrate French air traffic control into a European system.

© 2010 AFP

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