Keyword: Air France
The week-long strike began on Monday by halting about half of the French airline's flights, but is due to ground 60% of flights on Tuesday.
Up to half of airline's services set to be cancelled on Monday, the start of week-long action by pilots over plans to expand low-cost operations.
Pilots due to begin a one-week strike over company plans to cut costs to recapture market share from budget airlines.
Unions say management has promised no action will be taken against pilots or cabin crew not wishing to fly to affected regions.
The September 15-22 strike is over reorganisation of the airline's routes which they say threatens jobs and is made without proper consultation.
The airline said it has temporarily halted its three weekly flights to Freetown at the request of the French government.
France's busiest summer weekend, with July holidaymakers returning and August ones leaving, led to a record 915 kilometres of tailbacks.
The stoppage will affect Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports in Paris as well as those at Ajaccio, Bastia, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille and others.
The French airline has suspended its flights to Israel indefinitely following rocket attacks close to Ben-Gurion International Airport.
June 2009 crash which killed all 228 people on board 'could have been avoided if the crew had taken appropriate action' says expert report.
Unions received a government pledge that a mandatory 48-hour warning of strike action would not be used to find replacement pilots.
The Babe star was placed in a narrow cage in protest at alleged cruelty by the airline while transporting monkeys to research laboratories.
The strikes throughout May are in protest at a law requiring two-day advance notification of strike action and the use of foreign pilots.
The couple, suspected of shuttling young women between France and Brazil on discounted tickets, were placed under investigation and jailed.
Left candidate eliminated in first round as Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front top the polls in local council by-election.