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Travel Chaos expected due to national strikes in France

Travel Chaos expected due to national strikes in France

Update 11th December

Transport services are once again badly disrupted on Wednesday as workers continue their indefinite strikes over plans to reform the French pension system.

There are also calls for two further days of mass walk-outs and demonstrations – on Thursday, December 12th and Tuesday, December 17th.

4th December – Travel to, from and within France is about to become much more difficult with a national strike due to begin at 7pm local time on Wednesday 4 December.

The shutdown will affect rail, road and air transport, with the Foreign Office warning the strike “will primarily affect public transport with cancellations and severe delays expected on trains, metros, buses and trams”.

It is due to continue until Sunday 8 December.

Airlines are expecting severe disruption, with air-traffic controllers expected to walk out from Wednesday evening to Sunday morning. This is likely to disrupt overflights as well as journeys to and from France.

EasyJet, one of the biggest airlines operating to and from France, is warning: “Like all airlines, our flights to and from French airports, as well as those flying in French airspace, could be affected.   “We expect that there will be delays and cancellations due to the industrial action.

You can check the status of your flight to or from Alicante HERE


Article courtesy of the Independant.  Read the full story HERE


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