Due to the strike of air traffic controllers opposed to the pension reform, the general direction of civil aviation (DGAC) in France on Wednesday demanded that airlines give up 20 to 30% of their flights on Thursday and Friday. The share of canceled flight schedules and the airports affected are exactly the same as Tuesday and Wednesday.
France’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) on Wednesday demanded that airlines give up 20-30% of their flights on Thursday and Friday, like the previous two days, due to the strike by opposing air traffic controllers. pension reform. This social movement forced the DGAC to ask carriers to “reduce their flight schedule by 20% at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport and by 30% at Paris-Orly, Beauvais, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse”, she announced in a press release.
The share of canceled flights similar to that of Tuesday and Wednesday
The share of canceled flight schedules and the airports affected are exactly the same as Tuesday and Wednesday. For these two days, Air France had said it planned to operate “nearly eight flights out of 10” while the low-cost Transavia, a member of the Air France-KLM group and present on the short and medium-haul, canceled 30% of its program, i.e. between 40 and 50 uninsured journeys per day.
“Despite these preventive measures, disruptions and delays are nevertheless to be expected” on Thursday and Friday, the DGAC underlined on Wednesday, inviting “passengers who can to postpone their trip and to inquire with their airline. to know the status of their flight”. The strike by French air traffic controllers caused “moderate” to “high” delays on Wednesday on certain routes passing through French airspace, the traffic monitoring body Eurocontrol noted on its online dashboard.