French Air Traffic Controller strike called off

Fears of French air traffic disruption this weekend have been lifted, although a rail strike is still halving services.

Four of five unions have called off air traffic control action, with transport minister Alain Vidalies assuring there would be no disruption.

Airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet had warned that flights could have been affected over the weekend.

Ryanair also voiced concern that further industrial action could hinder travel plans of football fans attending the Euro 2016 football tournament in France which kicks off on June 10.

An estimated 2.5 million people, 1.5 million of them foreigners, are expected to attend dozens of matches nationwide.

Vidalies said today that four of the five unions who had given notice of an air traffic control strike from June 3-5 had called it off, the BBC reported.

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