A strike by French air traffic controllers disrupted services from Gatwick yesterday.

French air traffic controllers walked out as seven unions called for strike action, to protest against the governments offer of a 0.5 per cent pay rise - 1.3 per cent below inflation.

British Airways and EasyJet services to Bordeaux, Marseilles, Toulouse, Nantes and Grenoble were cancelled.

The strike did not affect routes to European destinations outside France.

Friday, February 3, 2006