Paris, March 24 – France’s aviation authority (DGAC) on Friday asked air carriers to extend a reduction in the number of flights at Paris Orly airport and some other flights on Sunday and Monday due to the strike by air traffic controllers against pension reform, BFMTV reported Thursday. Citing a statement from the department.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has asked airlines to cancel 33% of their flights at Paris Orly Airport on Sunday and 20% on Monday due to the air traffic controller’s strike.
According to BFMTV, in addition to Paris Orly, the measure will affect airports in Lyon and Marseille, and they will have to cancel 20% of Sunday flights.
This is the third extension of the measurement. On Thursday, the supply of kerosene to airports in the French capital region became critical due to another strike at the Total Energy refinery in Normandy. In this regard, the French government issued a decree regarding the resumption of factory work and the forced involvement of workers in the performance of their duties.
Energy Minister Agnès Bagnier-Ronachet announced, on Friday, the resumption of fuel supplies to the Paris region, after the intervention of law enforcement forces.
Last week, Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne used Article 49.3 of the Constitution to pass a bill to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 without a vote in Parliament. Previously, this law had already caused a powerful wave of protests in France, most of which gathered more than a million participants across the country. The demonstrations were accompanied by clashes between demonstrators and the police, massacres and riots.