Air traffic risks being disrupted again in France. Another strike by air traffic controllers is announced, in fact, for the end of September. Flights between Algeria and the various French airports could thus be impacted, as was the case during the last stoppage observed on Friday 16 September.
Air traffic controllers do not take off in France. After the strike movement observed on Friday, which had a strong impact on air traffic at the local and international level, the National Union of Air Traffic Controllers is again taking action with a strike notice scheduled between September 28 and 30. .
“By giving two weeks’ notice, the SNCTA continues to be part of the search for solutions and is at the disposal of the public authorities”, indicated the union in question in a press release. No solution is definitely on the horizon for the protesters who therefore intend to return to the charge through protest action.
Disruption of air traffic is to be expected
It is clear that this movement will not be without consequences for air traffic. The sector risks, in fact, experiencing the same situation as it experienced during the day on Friday. A day which was marked by the cancellation of nearly 50% of flights to and from France. Flights between France and Algeria experienced disruptions between Friday and Saturday.
The various companies serving the country have been called upon to reduce by half the number of connections planned for that day. Air Algérie and the various air carriers serving Algeria from the various French airports have not been spared and also had to cancel many connections. Such a situation thus risks reoccurring at the end of September if common ground is not found by then between the administration concerned and the protesters who seem determined to go through with their movement.