Airline passengers face chaos due to French strike22 September 2010
Another 24-hour general strike over the Sarkozy governmentâ€™s proposal to raise the state pension age will see French air and rail services severely affected on Thursday 23 September.
Direction Generale dâ€™Aviation Civile (DGAC), the countryâ€™s civil aviation authority, has asked airlines to reduce flights into and out of Parisâ€™s Orly Airport by 50%. Flights to and from Charles de Gaulle and other French airports are to be cut by 40%.
Airlines are likely to try to keep long-haul services running so most of the disruption will probably affect short-haul services disproportionately.