Air France flights hit by strike

Air France said today that it has cancelled about 20% of its flights due to a strike by flight attendants.

Air France said today that it has cancelled about 20% of its flights due to a strike by flight attendants.

The action is affecting mostly short- and medium-haul flights out of French airports, but 10 long-haul flights were also cancelled today.

The airline said the situation at Paris’s main airport, Charles de Gaulle, was largely normal, with most passengers on cancelled flights rebooked on other airlines.

At the capital’s Orly airport, however, about 200 passengers were waiting to be rebooked.

The strike, in protest against cuts to cabin crews, comes during an extended school holiday and at the start of a long weekend in France.

Tuesday is a public holiday and many people go away for the four-day weekend.

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