French, Finnish Strikes Trigger Severe Disruption

A five-day French air traffic control strike triggered more than 830 flight cancellations in its first two days and, separately, Finnair has warned of considerable disruption on March 10.

The walkout by French air traffic controllers, which started March 6, will run until March 10.

Separately, Finnair warned that a four-hour strike on March 10 at Helsinki Airport is likely to disrupt critical ground services, such as catering and baggage handling, for more than 90 of its scheduled flights.