France air traffic strikes: Europe flights on these days in September likely to be disrupted

French air traffic controllers are set to strike again next week, after industrial action grounded more than 1,000 flights on Friday.

Hundreds of thousands of travellers faced severe disruption as airlines radically slashed their Friday schedules to cope with an air traffic walkout.

Airlines are bracing for more disruption, after France’s air traffic controller union announced three more days of strike action next week.

The strike will go ahead on 28, 29 and 30 September. It will be called off if the union reaches an agreement with France’s aviation authority, the DGAC.

“Discussions and contact were never stopped and are continuing,” says Frédéric Solano, DGAC’s managing director.

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