Updated: 1,000 flights cancelled as French air traffic strike causes 'severe' disruption

More than 1,000 flights have been cancelled ahead of a French air traffic control strike on Friday, upending hundreds of thousands of travellers’ plans. 

France’s aviation authority the DGAC has warned of “severe” disruption, asking airlines to halve their schedules ahead of the walkout and urging passengers to delay trips.

“Flight cancellations and significant delays are to be expected,” the DGAC said in a statement.

“Passengers who can are invited to postpone their trips.”

The industrial action – which will run from 6am Friday 16 September to 6am on Saturday 17 September – could also disrupt European flights that pass over French airspace.

In more bad news for passengers, the French air traffic control union

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