Strike in the air: the administration asks to cancel 20 to 30% of flights Thursday and Friday
We will have to wait a little longer for the sky to be free of any disturbance. In the middle of a week of protest against the pension reform, and because of the strike by air traffic controllers opposed to this text, the air administration demanded on Wednesday that companies give up 20 to 30% of their flights on Thursday and Friday, like the previous two days.
This social movement forced the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) to ask carriers to “reduce their flight schedule by 20% at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport and by 30% at Paris airports -Orly, Beauvais, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Nantes, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse”, announced the DGAC in a press release, arguing for the application “of the provisions of the minimum service”.
“Disruptions and delays to be expected”
“Despite these preventive measures, disruptions and delays are nevertheless to be expected”, adds the DGAC, which “invites passengers who can to postpone their trip and to inquire with their airline to find out the state. of their flight.
This Wednesday morning, on LCI, the Minister Delegate, Clément Beaune, had mentioned disturbances “until the weekend, Friday at least”, concerning all means of transport. We will not be “in a normal situation” on Friday, but there will also be “real improvements on the SNCF and RATP networks from Thursday”, he added, without mentioning air traffic.