French Air Traffic Controllers Plan Another 36-Hour Strike

French air traffic controllers (ATC) plan to strike for at least 36 hours, starting on the evening of Wednesday, Mar. 30, Airlines for Europe (A4E) lobby group said in a statement.

A4E said this will be the 43rd strike day in France since 2009, resulting in the cancellation of hundreds of flights and creating disruption and extensive delays across the continent.

The last French ATC strike, from March 20 to 22 this year, caused more than 1,000 cancellations among A4E members and caused 500,000 delay minutes (8,333 hours or 347 days) across all airlines operating in European airspace during the strike period, according to A4E.