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Flying to France? Check your flight hasn't been cancelled over strike

Passengers have been asked to check their flight status before going to the airport.

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PASSENGERS FLYING TO and from France today may face disruption after an air traffic control strike forced airlines to cancel a number of flights.

Some Aer Lingus and Ryanair customers will be affected as the country’s main airports reduce their normal schedules.

Passengers have been asked to check their flight status before travelling to the airport.

The French civil aviation authority DGAC yesterday called on airlines to cancel one in five flights as a preventive measure ahead of the public sector strike.

Air traffic controllers’ unions in France are taking the industrial action over job losses and proposed changes to how salaries are calculated, which they say would hurt their purchasing power.

The affected airports are Charles De Gaulle, Orly, Beauvais–Tille, Lyon–Saint-Exupery, Nice Cote d’Azur, Marseille Provence, Bordeaux–Merignac, Toulouse Blagnac and Nantes Atlantique.

Additional reporting by AFP

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