French trade unions are calling for a “great day of strike and demonstration” against the pension reform – the protest would take place on June 6. Air traffic controllers are about to join the strike and the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has asked airlines to cancel a third of their flights at Paris-Orly and other airports.
The strike action is also to cover the airports in Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes the DGAC said in a press release on Thursday, warning that “disruptions and delays” are very likely.
The strike does not affect Paris-Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport.
Strikes in France
The so-called cascading effect for all European air traffic.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has launched a petition asking the European Union to protect flights from the territory France in case of social unrest. The petition has received over 1.1 million signatures, the daily Le Figaro reported.
The European air traffic monitoring body Eurocontrol estimated that in the period 10 million passengers were affected by strikes in France from March to early April.
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