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French strike causing more travel woes

Strikes in France could cause delays

A strike by public service workers in France is bringing more disruption to travel, with the French General Directorate of Civil Aviation (GDAC) asking airlines to reduce their flight schedule at airports across the country today (October 10).

With walk-outs affecting air traffic control, the GDAC has asked for a 30% reduction in all flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Beauvais, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes airports.

Air France says it aims to operate all of its long-haul services throughout the day, but is cutting 25 per cent of its short and medium-haul flight programme. It warns customers that there could be last-minute delays and cancellations. Customers whose flights are cancelled are entitled to rebook their flight at no extra cost, according to the airline’s website.

Meanwhile, flight information from airports across the country shows a list of delayed and cancelled services. Passengers are urged to check with their airline to get updated information on the status of their flight before travelling.

The strike is related to industrial action taken in September in protest of French President Emmanuel Macron’s labour reform policies. Walk-outs will continue until Wednesday morning.

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