11:39 12 June 2013
French air traffic controllers are on strike on Wednesday 12th June, which is causing disruption to flights. The three-day strike, which began on Tuesday, has led to many delays and cancellations of flights.
This comes as members of the European Transport Workers Federation (ETWF) started striking in France on Tuesday, 11th June, 2013.
Certain flight companies have had to cancel many flights on Tuesday as well as today.
Reportedly 50per cent of flights to the main airports in France have been cancelled.
And there have been delays reported, in particular holidaymakers are believed to be have been affected by the strike, among other travellers.
A number of other countries are expected to be affected also such as Hungary, as more members of the ETWF are to join the strike as reported by The Telegraph.
The controllers striking in France are doing so because they disagree with the European Union over its plans to combine airspace. This relates to the EU planning to have one European airspace, rather than each member controlling their own airspace.
The EU reportedly sees it that their plans would bring about benefits, including that flight times would be reduced as reported by The Independent.
In light of the delays and disruption, it is advisable that people check with their airline or visit their website before they fly.
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