March 22, 2023

This Tuesday, January 31, air traffic risks being affected by the mobilization against the pension reform. Civil aviation plans to cancel one in five flights at Orly.

While a second day of mobilization against the pension reform is organized this Tuesday, January 31 throughout France, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) asked, this Sunday, January 29, airlines to preventively cancel one in five flights at Orly airport.

“The DGAC has asked the airlines to reduce their flight schedule by 20% for the day of Tuesday January 31, 2023 at Paris-Orly airport”, according to a press release. “Despite these preventive measures, disruptions and delays are nevertheless to be expected,” said Civil Aviation.

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation also indicated that “a national interprofessional strike notice in the entire public service and the private sector has been filed by several trade union organizations for the day of Tuesday, January 31, 2023, in France. metropolitan and overseas. This notice was relayed by several unions representing air traffic controllers.

“In order to limit traffic disruptions, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) will apply the provisions of minimal service in the en route air navigation centers (CRNA) and in the air navigation services of airports where the regulatory provisions allow it”, added Civil Aviation in its press release suggesting to travelers, who can, to postpone their trip and check with their airline to find out the status of their flight.

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