Paris airport strike stretches to Day 6

AP News
Posted: Dec 21, 2011 6:38 AM
Paris airport strike stretches to Day 6

French airport security personnel are on strike for a sixth straight day _ leading to long lines and potential delays at Paris' busiest airport.

Around 119,000 travellers were expected to crowd Paris' Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports Wednesday ahead of the Christmas holiday weekend.

Airport authority ADP said the wait at security lines at Charles de Gaulle's Terminal 2 was 20 minutes, and warned that some flights could be delayed leaving from the terminal.

Unions representing security personnel launched the walkout Friday to demand negotiations with management over an increase in pay. It has been timed for maximum effect during the holiday getaway season.