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Paris airports downplay impact of strike

Video by FRANCE 24

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2012-02-06

Paris airport authorities said Monday that airlines have limited the damage of an aviation workers’ strike by rescheduling flights in advance. Aviation unions called the strike over a law aimed at ensuring minimum service during industrial actions.

AP - The Paris airports authority says carriers like Air France have so far limited the damage from a strike by aviation industry workers, by canceling or rescheduling roughly 100 flights in advance.

Airports authority ADP says early signs were the strike led by labor unions representing pilots, cabin and ground crews and others didn’t draw a large walkout.

French aviation strike

Passengers booked on Air France flights between February 6 and 9 may reschedule without charge.

Find out more on Air France's website.

ADP said French flag carrier Air France mostly managed any fallout by rebooking travelers as the strike was announced last week. However, it said low-cost carrier easyJet was forced into canceling five flights Monday.

Air France was planning a statement later Monday.

Unions called the strike through to Thursday to protest a bill in Parliament that would require air transport workers to give 48 hours notice before striking.
 

Date created : 2012-02-06

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