Scores of flights halted by French air control strike

April 8, 2015 10:34 AM

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PARIS (Reuters) - Airlines canceled scores of flights in and out of France on Wednesday because of a two-day stoppage by air traffic controllers upset over work conditions and plans to raise their retirement age to 59 from 57.

The French civil aviation authority (DGAC) said as many as one in two flights would be scrapped on Thursday, the second day of the strike.

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