Air France axes flights

Air France axes flights

PARIS - Agance France-Presse
Air France axes flights

A man walks past empty check-in counters at Nice airport on Feb 7. REUTERS Photo

Air France said it expected to cancel around 40 percent of its long-haul flights and 30 percent of shorter journeys as aviation workers went on strike for a third day.

The airline urged customers to delay travel and has sent out emails and text messages to clients warning them their flights had been cancelled or delayed.

The strike hit services at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport, a global aviation hub, as well as several French regional airports. Unions called the four-day strike to protest against a draft law that would require aviation workers to individually give 48 hours notice prior to striking.

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