Cancellations and delays at Nice Airport, more delays expected Wednesday

Photo: Patrick Cardinal
Photo: Patrick Cardinal

Many flights to and from Nice Airport were cancelled on Tuesday, April 10, and many more subject to substantial delays as a result of industrial action by Air France pilots and public service workers in Germany.

Most of the cancelled flights were Air France services to Paris. Across Europe, Lufthansa cancelled 800 of its 1,600 scheduled flights, at Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne and Bremen airports, as the Verdi union put pressure on employers ahead of pay talks.

Air France said it had cancelled one in four flights, as pilots pursue a six percent pay claim. The strike is due to continue on Wednesday, April 11 and again later this month when four days of strikes are planned.

Delays of up to 90 minutes were reported at Nice Airport on BA flights to London.

A reminder that SNCF has designated Friday, April 13, as a strike day.


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