Passengers warned of massive flight cancellations in France

Passengers warned of massive flight cancellations in France

The country's main trade unions are calling on citizens to take part in the Tuesday strike in protest against the government's decision to raise the retirement age to 64.

The authorities were given two days' notice of the strike, and passengers were also warned of disruptions to SNCF trains. In addition, in the Île-de-France region, there may be difficulties with the RATP public transport network, including metro, buses, trams and RER. 

The French Civil Aviation Authority — DGAC — asked airlines to cut flights by 20 percent at Charles de Gaulle and another third at several other airports, including Nice, Toulouse, Orly, Lille, Beauvais, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Montpellier. And on March 7 and 8.

All previous strikes have resulted in significant disruption, employees of Eurostar, Ryanair, British Airways and EasyJet have not come to work, forcing these airlines to cancel flights.

In addition, 1,000 UK border officers stayed at home during this strikes, causing serious disruption to the ports of Calais and Dunkin. The Eurotunnel terminal under the English Channel was also affected.

Many European countries are facing strikes, especially in the air travel sector, due to shortages of staff and complaints from workers about their working conditions. Belgium, Portugal and Italy remain the hardest hit.

The British authorities have already issued a travel warning in connection with this strike, informing their citizens to keep a close eye on the latest information: “The strike could start on the evening before 7 March and in total, it will last until the next morning.

It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance to avoid critical expenses and inconvenience while traveling to the Schengen countries. Thus, travelers can partially or fully return their money.

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