Air France Cancels More Than Half of Shorter Flights Due to Strike

Air France expects to cancel more than half of its short- and medium-haul flights on Friday as a result of a strike at French air traffic control.


Longer flights are largely spared, the airline reports on its website.

French air traffic controllers will stop working on Friday because they want higher pay and relief from the workload. The French aviation authority DGAC has therefore asked airlines to halve the number of scheduled flights to and from France and within the country.

Air France now announces that about 45 percent of its flights are short or medium-haul. This is expected to apply to 90 percent of long-haul flights.

However, KLM’s sister company does not rule out the possibility of cancelling flights at the last minute.

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