Airlines asked to reduce France flights on Tuesday

PARIS Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:00am EDT

PARIS Oct 18 (Reuters) - France is asking airline companies to reduce flights in and out of the country by up to 50 percent on Tuesday, when unions have called another day of national protests and strikes over pension reforms.

The French DGAC aviation authority said in a statement that airlines were being asked to reduce flights to Paris's Orly airport by 50 percent and to all other airports by 30 percent. (Reporting by Brian Love)