Passengers scheduled to fly through French airspace over the next couple of days could see their travels disrupted due to industrial action by air traffic controllers and engineers. BA, Ryanair and EasyJet have said that their operations have been impacted, but CDG will remain relatively unscathed.
Industrial action by French air traffic controllers is expected to cause disruption to travelers attempting to make their way through the region, The Yorkshire Post reports. The strike commenced on Wednesday, May 8th.
This action, which is being staged by air traffic controllers and engineers employed by DSNA, France’s air traffic navigation services provider, is, the outlet reports, “…part of a wider national protest by public servants against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to reform working conditions.”
It is expected that Paris Orly Airport (ORY), as well as Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse airports, will experience disruption from these strikes. The outlet further states that, “…airlines have been instructed to reduce the number of flights going to and from these airports by 30 percent.”
A number of carriers, including British Airways (BA), Ryanair and EasyJet have said that their operations have been impacted by strikes. However, it is reported that Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) will see less disruption to its operations.
During this period of industrial action, the outlet reports that, “French authorities have insisted upon a minimum service level of 50 per cent [sic] of overflights, with Switzerland opening up additional airspace to allow flights to reroute and avoid French airspace.”
The strike is expected to end by Friday, May 10th.
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