Paris flights cut by 20 pct as air traffic controllers strike (

January 30, 2014

Travellers faced a day of disruption on Thursday as air traffic controllers in France and across Europe went on strike over cost cuts and pan-European safety rules.

France’s DGAC authority asked airlines operating services to and from the three Paris-region airports – Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais – to reduce flights by about 20 percent because of the strike, which runs until 0500 GMT on Friday.

The French strike is part of a day of action called by the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) to protest against safety and savings targets planned by the European Commission.

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