SNCTA said it had made progress with French aviation authorities in its demands for renewed talks over working practices and extending retirement age, currently set at 59.
Industrial action by the French controller workforce forced many airlines last week to suspend half their planned flight schedule over a 48 hour period.
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The strike caused chaos for passengers flying to and from France and delays to all flights crossing French airspace, with inevitable knock-on effects across Europe.
Airlines were instructed on April 8-9 to scrap up to 50 per cent of the 4,000 services that would begin or end in France during a normal day in order to cope with the disruption, according to DGAC, France’s civil aviation authority.
SNCTA, France’s biggest air traffic controllers’ union, also threatened to hold further strike action on 2 May, causing further disruption to one of the busiest airspaces in Europe.
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