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Fourth day of Air Algerie strike

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Fourth day of Air Algerie strike


Hundreds of people have spent another night airports across France. A strike by cabin crew at Air Algerie has grounded scores of flights between France and Algeria.

The open-ended strike is now into its fourth day.

The company is now asking passengers not to travel to the airport.

France’s Transport Minister Thierry Mariani acknowledges this is the busiest time of the year to travel:

“It is the 14th of July(French national day and a public holiday) so it is the worst day to go on strike in France. All the trains are full, the buses are packed and all the airlines which normally would have spare seats are full.”

It is the same story in Marseille, but at least in the Mediterranean city there is another option for getting to Algeria.

As well as chartering replacement aircraft, places have been reserved for passengers on ferries leaving the port.

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