The CEO of budget airline easyJet has said that France needs to tackle strikes before tourists “go elsewhere”.
“The social movement has had consequences for 10 million travellers, 64,000 people have had their flights cancelled per day of the strike. This is unacceptable,” Johan Lundgren told AFP in an interview at Paris’s Orly Airport.
Along with other European countries, France’s travel sector has been hit by ongoing pension strikes. Airline workers and air traffic control staff have joined the industrial action to oppose the increase in retirement age. This has led to delays and disruption for passengers.
At some airports, France’s civil aviation authority has advised airlines to cancel up to 30
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