French air traffic controllers to strike
Air France said it will be forced to reduce services tomorrow (March 19) when France's air traffic controllers are due to begin a one day national strike.
The DGAC, France's civil aviation authority, has imposed limits on airline flights throughout the day.
AF's short and medium haul services out of Paris-Orly will be reduced by 30%, with some cancellations expected.
AF said further unexpected delays may occur.
The DGAC has not limited AF's long haul services nor any of those out of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
"Ground and sales staff will do their utmost to inform passengers if a flight is cancelled and, if necessary, offer an alternative flight," the airline said in a statement.
Affected passengers may be offered flights on KLM via Amsterdam or on another SkyTeam alliance airline.
Customers travelling tomorrow have been asked to visit the AF's website or contact their travel agent for information. AF hopes to update its flight schedule at midday tomorrow.
Last month, members of France's CGT union, representing air traffic controllers, called an end to industrial action which halved the number of flights out of Paris-Orly.
The protest was against long term plans to move controllers from Orly to Charles de Gaulle.