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DOZENS of flights have been cancelled today due to ongoing strike action.

French workers have gone on strike following plans to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.

The mass walkout is affecting transport across the country, including flights.

One in five flights to and from Paris’ Orly airport are set to be cancelled.

An easyJet spokesperson said: "We’ve been advised that there will be national strikes taking place in France on Wednesday 18th January from 19:00 to Friday 20th January to 07:00, that is likely to affect transport services including air and rail travel.

“If you are due to travel to or from France during this period please check the status of your flight before you leave for the airport.”

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Other airlines that fly to the airport from the UK include British Airways, Vueling and Air France.

Passengers should check if their flight is still running before heading to the airport.

The airport south of Paris, the city’s second-largest, at this stage is the only one in the country where the strikes could lead to disruptions, a spokesperson for the DGAC aviation regulator said.

The UK Foreign Office has updated its advice, stating: "Several unions have called for cross-sector strike action and demonstrations on Thursday 19 January.

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"This may lead to disruption to services.

"Please check the latest advice with operators before travelling, avoid demonstrations and follow the advice of local authorities."

Most domestic train line services are to be cancelled, with Eurostar also being forced to cancel more than 20 routes today.

It warned on its website: "The strike will have an impact on the availability of some of our crew and the opening hours on the high-speed line we use in northern France.

"There will also be a knock-on effect on 20 January.

"This means, we’ll be running a revised timetable on 19 and 20 January."

Ferries between Dover and Calais have also been suspended although hope to resume by the afternoon.

P&O Ferries has suspended services from 7am for nine hours while DFDS passengers have been told alternative services will run via Dunkerque.

Here's what to do if your flight is cancelled, as well as whether you can get compensation.

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