Flight disruptions from Monday evening

Photo: Mike Meade
Photo: Mike Meade

Airlines serving Nice and other airports in France have been asked to reduce the number of flights by 30 percent on Tuesday, October 10, due to a strike by air traffic controllers and other state workers. Disruption is likely to start late on Monday and extend into Wednesday.

The airports affected are Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, Beauvais, Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes.

“Disruptions are expected across the country,” a spokeswoman of France’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation said.

A number of unions have come together for the day of “inter-professional action” in protest against “attacks on the status of civil servants, the suppression of 120,000 public jobs, threats to the 35-hour week, and attacks on our pensions”, according to a joint statement.

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