China News Service, July 3 (Xinhua) According to a comprehensive report, recently, with the relaxation of epidemic control measures in many countries, the demand for tourism has increased greatly, and major airlines and airports in Europe and the United States have ushered in a chaotic tourism season.
The shortage of staff caused by the epidemic, strikes and other reasons has led to a large number of flight delays and cancellations.
Beginning on June 30, a new round of strikes began at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.
On July 2, local time, airport staff said they would hold a new strike at the French capital's airport from July 8 to 10 to fight for higher wages.
At the same time, this also means that the travel plans of French tourists will be further affected.
Security checks at Frankfurt International Airport in Germany on July 2, 2022.
France 24 TV reported that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of France (DGAC) asked airlines to reduce the airport's flights by one-fifth from 07:00 to 14:00 on July 2, while on July 1, one-sixth flights were cancelled.
Ryanair staff in Spain are planning to strike for 12 days this month in an effort to improve working conditions, Reuters reported.
The strike, which began on June 30, forced Ryanair to cancel 10 flights to Spain on July 1.
In addition, Hong Kong's "Ta Kung Pao" reported that city airports such as London in the United Kingdom, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Frankfurt in Germany have recently experienced chaos caused by strikes, and thousands of flights have been cancelled.
Scandinavian Airlines has now agreed to extend wage negotiations until July 4 in case of a strike.
But if talks break down, nearly 1,000 pilots in Denmark, Sweden and Norway are expected to go on strike, which could leave about 30,000 passengers stranded every day.
In the United States, as Independence Day approaches, the number of holiday travelers soars, and many airports are also in chaos due to problems such as insufficient staff and unreasonable flight arrangements.
According to the American Automobile Association AAA, the number of people traveling in the United States during the Independence Day holiday will reach as high as 48 million.
The flight tracking data company FlightAware reported that as of noon on July 2, nearly 600 flights in and out of the United States had been cancelled that day, and about 2,500 flights had been delayed.
Delta Air Lines is announcing that "all flight change fees will be waived" this weekend, in order to reduce the number of passengers on the weekend.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is also considering mitigating measures, including fines for "unrealistic" flight arrangements.Keywords: