THE air traffic is disrupted today in several French airportsparticularly to Paris-Orly, Marseille-Provence and Beauvais-Tillébecause of a air traffic controllers strike.
At Paris-Orly, 40% of flights should be canceled: the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has asked airlines to cancel four flights out of ten, due to a work stoppage by air traffic controllers, the call of one of their unions, the USAC-CGT. The low cost Transavia published on its website the canceled flights departing and arriving from its Paris-Orly base.
Airlines are also called upon to reduce their flight schedule in Marseille-Provence by 20% and by 15% in Beauvais-Tillé (Paris-Beauvais), the DGAC said in a press release. Delays and disruptions are also expected at other airports in France, warned the DGAC, which invites “ passengers who can do so to postpone their trip and contact their airline to find out the status of their flight.”
The SNCTA, the first union of air traffic controllers, is committed to respecting a “ Olympic Truce » by not striking between now and the end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games planned for France in the summer of 2024. But the minority union which called the strike this Friday, the USAC-CGT, did not sign this agreement with the government. It therefore calls on its members to mobilize against the impact of the pension reform, and to demand salary increases.