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French Civil Aviation Authority expecting further flight cancellations over ATC strike

26-Feb-2010 12:26 PM

France DGAC (Civil Aviation Authority) expects further flight cancellations for the fourth day of strike action by French air traffic controllers (AFP, 25-Feb-2010). 50% of services from Paris Orly Airport were cancelled on 25-Feb-2010, while only 15% of services were cancelled at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, an improvement from 25% of flights on the first two days of the strike. The same levels are expected for 25-Feb-2010. Marseille and Nice airports were also forced to cancel some flights yesterday due to the strike. The controllers vowed to continue the strike after negotiations on Wednesday (24-Feb-2010), until they receive adequate assurances over future employment and status as civil servants (Reuters, 25-Feb-2010). French Government stated it remains hopeful of a swift ending to the dispute.