Flights cancelled as French controllers continue strike

A second day of strikes by French air traffic controllers forced officials to cancel about half the flights at Paris’s second-biggest airport, Orly, today, civil aviation authorities said.

A second day of strikes by French air traffic controllers forced officials to cancel about half the flights at Paris’s second-biggest airport, Orly, today, civil aviation authorities said.

Traffic at the capital’s largest airport, Charles de Gaulle, was not affected, aviation authorities said.

Most of the services cancelled at Orly were domestic ones. Of the flights not called off, many were running about 20 to 30 minutes late.

The CGT union, which plans to continue the strike until Friday, is protesting about a reorganisation plan which would bring all of Paris’s air traffic controllers to work at a single site.

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