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Two-day strike disrupts flights in France

Hundreds of services cancelled after air traffic controllers' union called the protest over working conditions

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Air France warned of "very severe disruption" to its flight schedule. Though the airline planned to operate long-haul flights, medium and short-haul services would be badly affected, it said.

Paris

HUNDREDS of flights to and from France were expected to be cancelled later on Wednesday as air traffic controllers launched a two-day strike over working conditions.

The civil aviation authority has asked airlines to scrap around 40 per cent of flights, warning of "disruption