French Air Traffic Controllers to Strike

DGAC_HQ-300x225On Wednesday French air traffic controllers are going to be on strike which will negatively affect the flights coming out from Paris’s 2 main airports. The DGAC has asked that airlines reduce the amount of flights on this day due to a social movement. Not only is the weather forecast for that day is stormy but also the strike will result in having Orly airport canceling about 10 Easy Jet flights according to CNN affiliates.

Agencies have announced that passengers should contact airline officials before any trip to the airport is made on Wednesday. The French air traffic controllers have asked for over 50% of flights be canceled from Paris Orly and about 20% be canceled from Roissy Charler De Gaulle.  The strike is said to be the result of planning for a unified European air traffic control.

In the opposition to this united European air traffic control the CGT have stated that over 5 unions are suggesting that workers strike. The FABEC or the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central is said to be a joint with Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland. The unions protesting about this has said that it will result in heavy social consequences and would also result in many jobs lost. It is safe to say that the outcome of this is unexpected, while plans of the union between European air traffic controllers seem to still be in motion we can not be certain of any further plans until after the strike.