Flying to France? Think it twice.

Strikes in France

A total of 32 flights were canceled between Spain and France until 10:00 am this morning, 15.6% of the 204 scheduled for this day between the airport network of Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA) and French airfields because of the nationwide general strike in France.

“All passengers would normally have been contacted by their airline either yesterday or the day before if their flight was going to be affected,” said a spokesman for the Aéroports de Paris, which operates the two main Paris airports of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly.

The terminals were calm and far less crowded than on a normal day. Civil aviation authorities had asked airlines over the weekend to reduce their flight schedules by 30 percent at Charles de Gaulle and 50 percent at Orly airport in preparation for Tuesday’s action.

Still, some passengers encountered delays.

And there’s more. Long lines for gas, traders worried about lost deliveries and sales and stuck tourists were common image across France because of this fuel lack and transport strikes.


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