All too familiar. Flight problems because of air-traffic controllers.

18-04-2010Teresa Ayuga

Further industrial action by French air-traffic controllers resulted in 31 cancellations at Palma's Son Sant Joan Airport yesterday. Two of these were flights to and from France, the remainder were flights to and from other European countries.

At the airport in Ibiza there were thirteen cancellations in all, one of them from France. At Mahon in Minorca there was a total of four cancellations.

Delays were in general not lengthy at any of the three Balearic airports.

Passenger traffic at Palma was yesterday forecast to have been 182,863. At Ibiza it was 52,438 and at Mahon 27,800. There was a total of 1,581 flights.

Today (Sunday), a further 43 flights at Palma have been cancelled, six of these being connections with French airports and 37 being connections with airports in various other European countries.

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s / Hace over 3 years

When the French Strike every Summer. Everything is " Grounded " throughout Europe. These Controllers are continually holding the whole of Europe to ransom , and they know this, and will continue to Strike whilst nothing is done to severely punish them. Perhaps stopping ALL pay when they strike could be a start. But they would strike because they had lost pay. They will generally be asking for more pay, or supporting other strikers in France.

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S. / Hace over 3 years

Every Season the French ATC Strike. A Cabin Crew member told me that last Summer there was 7 Strikes causing major problems for everyone involved. What is wrong with these " Frogs " ?. Why is nothing being done to stop their actions. The French President does nothing to stop their continuous Striking . How I wish they could ALL be severely punished !!!.

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