French strike to delay flights

Flights to and from France face disruption today due to a strike by air traffic controllers that has prompted companies including EasyJet, Ryanair and Lufthansa to scale back their normal schedule. France’s DGAC civil aviation authority said it was urging airlines to cut services by 10 per cent, particularly on links between France and Spain, Portugal and North Africa. Around 70 per cent of EasyJet’s flights operate through French airspace, meaning there is a risk of delays and late notice cancellations to many other flights, the airline said. Flights from the UK to destinations such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, Greece and North Africa face the threat of disruption, it added.