Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Belfast to France flights cancelled ahead of airport strikes

France's main airports have asked airlines to halve their number of flights as air traffic controllers strike in protest at plans to centralise control of Europe's airspace.
France's main airports have asked airlines to halve their number of flights as air traffic controllers strike in protest at plans to centralise control of Europe's airspace.

Planned airport strikes in France have forced airlines to cancel flights from Belfast.

Three days of strike action will begin in France on Tuesday - and spread throughout Europe on Wednesday.

Easyjet has cancelled flights to Paris from Belfast's International Airport.

France's main airports have asked airlines to halve their number of flights as air traffic controllers strike in protest at plans to centralise control of Europe's airspace.

Both Paris airports - Charles de Gaulle and Orly - warned of massive travel disruptions this week.

The strikes coincide with a speech in Strasbourg by the EU's commissioner for transportation, who is asking to speed up the plan as inefficiencies in Europe's airspace costs airlines and customers €5 billion annually.

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