A quarter of flights were cancelled and two runways shut Thursday by a strike at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, the latest upheaval to hit the European transport industry struggling to meet higher demand for travel.
The walkout by a broad range of employees at the French capital’s international hub is also expected to cause delays for passengers whose flights weren’t scrapped, according to a spokeswoman. While the strike didn’t extend to Orly airport, some disruptions may also occur there, she said.
The labour strife at one of Europe’s biggest international airports comes after a series of disruptions for air travelers in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands as the industry struggles to ramp up after cutbacks during the pandemic. The prospect of new British disruptions looms as the RMT union plans to lead a three-day rail strike later this month.
Read more in an article from the American Journal of Transportation.