A 48-hour strike by easyJet cabin crew in France, planned from first thing this morning, should cause no more than minor disruption according to the carrier.
The strike by up to 500 cabin crew based at Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly and Lyon airports follows a dispute over payment for absence following a workplace accident or due to sickness.
Easyjet said it planned “to operate all flights” and would “do everything possible to minimise the impact” of the strike, which is due to end at midnight on Wednesday.
The carrier advised passengers to check the status of flights at easyjet.com before travelling to the airport.
French aviation union UNAC said easyJet crew receive only 45% of their wages if absent. The union claims to represent 40% of easyJet crew based at Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Lyon.
Passengers originating in France make up about 12% of the easyJet total, making the country the carrier’s third-largest market after the UK and Spain.
EasyJet flies from the UK to the three airports affected plus Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Corsica, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice and Toulouse.
Any disruption is most likely to affect departures from France.
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