French Airports hit by ATC Strike

Boeing 747Hundreds of flights to and from France are being cancelled, as air-traffic controllers launch an expected three-day strike in protest against plans to create a single European airspace.
French controllers argue the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project will adversely affect travel safety and their working conditions.
The country’s civil aviation authority says 50% of flights to Bordeaux, Lyon, Paris and Toulouse have been cancelled.
The European Commission says that inefficiencies in how Europe’s air traffic is handled adds an average of 26 miles (42km) to every flight, hence its desire to centralise the various European air traffic control regions.  Air Traffic Controllers in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Slovakia are set take some kind of industrial action on Wednesday June 12.