A French air attack has canceled over 1,000 flights.

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A French air traffic control strike has canceled more than a thousand flights, disrupting the schedules of hundreds of thousands of passengers.

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Half of all flights entering and departing France will be canceled today owing to a strike by air traffic controllers.

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As a result of the strike, which began at six in the morning on September 16 and is scheduled to end at the same time on September 17,

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Airlines have been forced to drastically reduce their flight itineraries, and other flights have been forced to reroute in order to avoid flying through French airspace.

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French aviation regulator DGAC warned of "serious" delays and encouraged airlines to cancel half their flights before the protest. Travel arrangements have been delayed.

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The DGAC has warned that there would most likely be flight cancellations in addition to significant delays.

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The French air traffic controllers union has announced that they would be going on strike for an extra three days, which is horrible news for passengers.

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