Strike Leaves Thousands Stranded in Tahiti

14 June 2010 (Last Updated June 14th, 2010 18:30)

A general strike called by a group of 11 unions on 10 June has forced the closure of Tahiti's Faa'a International Airport, leaving 3,500 international passengers stranded. Airline operations of Air Tahiti Nui, Air New Zealand, Air France and Hawaiian Air have been affected by the closur

A general strike called by a group of 11 unions on 10 June has forced the closure of Tahiti's Faa'a International Airport, leaving 3,500 international passengers stranded.

Airline operations of Air Tahiti Nui, Air New Zealand, Air France and Hawaiian Air have been affected by the closure of the airport.

Flights to and from Paris, Los Angeles, Auckland and Tokyo have also been cancelled.

The government of French Polynesia and trade unions have resumed talks to end the general strike, according to AFP.com.

Trade unions are demanding for an end to the political and economic instability in the region.