Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) suffered a technical drawback leaving at the least 50 per cent of passengers’ baggage caught on the airport, French information channel BFMTV reported. The technical situation lasted till 5 pm, resulting in half of the passengers arriving at their vacation spot with out their baggage.
Workers at CDG airport had been additionally on strike on July 1 demanding larger wages, Xinhua information company reported. The French Civil Aviation Authority has requested airways to scale back the variety of flights scheduled to depart and arrive on the airport by 17 per cent. At least 10 per cent of flights had been canceled, stated BFMTV on July 2.
“It was (because of) a technical problem that has not been recovered since there are no more maintainers,” Emmanuel Duchemin-Humbert, spokesperson of the Force Ouvriere of the Airports of Paris union, instructed BFMTV. The strike will proceed until Sunday (July 3) and additional strikes are anticipated for July 8-10 and July 13-17, BFMTV added.
Recently, technical issues with baggage techniques at London’s Heathrow Airport resulted within the cancellation of 30 flights, affecting as much as 5,000 passengers. The image of piles of bags went viral on social media platforms.
(With inputs from IANS)