Air France Strike
You are in for some severe flight delays May 2018.
Greek general strike 30 May, 2018
Air France pilots and ground crews will strike Friday 23 March, 2018
Air France subsidiary airline HOP will strike the Thursday and Friday 22 and 23.
Be prepared for your flight to be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Stay in close contact with your airline
Strikes from 2017
Update:-Saturday, 25 February, 2017 Wage negotiations to take place next month between Air France management and unions on Tuesday, March 7 and Friday, 10th, 2017. Union CGT calls all Air France CGT union members to strike on March 7, 2016.
Union upset about the 67% bonuses for executives. (Which has been revised)
National civil Servants will strike also on the 7th of March, 2017.
Not air traffic controllers that we know - yet.
Perhaps you should know, Italian general strike is planned next month and Finnish aviation strike.
Are you flying to a Berlin Airport from Lille Airport? 2,000 ground workers on strike tomorrow, 8 February, 2017 see
Strikes from 2016
French air traffic control strikes, General Strike and Air France strike! Will effect your flight flight from Lille Airport. You should know Air France cabin crews are striking as with second busiest airline in France Aigle Azur this week and next. Add to this Spain’s Air Europa strike by pilots. For this and other travel strikes ie new French general strike is being planned www.easytravelreport.com
French Air Traffic Control Strike
15 May 2016
Flights to and from Lille Airport will likely be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to French air traffic control strike.
French air traffic controllers will strike on Thursday May 19, 2016. (and perhaps 26 May?) If strike goes ahead airlines will be asked to cut back flights to and from France. Stay in close contact with your airline. Air France will take brunt of strike action. French national rail company SNCF is also striking.
French taxi drivers are threatening to join in.
If you are changing flights in France and have a long lay over in a French international arrivals lounge. Get a French visa as you will be sleeping on a cot in the lounge while other passengers sleep in a comfortable hotel bed with private bathroom. March 2016 saw 140 passengers sleeping on the floor at Orly Airport.
Expect knock-on effect.
Air France Pilot Strike
Sunday May 8, 2016 Air France pilot unions SNPL and SPAF threaten strike action starting Wednesday June 1, 2016 over wage cuts.
You should also know that French air traffic controllers have not resolved issues followed along with us www.easytravelreport.com
30 March 2016 Update:-French air traffic control strike is on expect delays if making a connecting flight. Lille expected to have no delays in the day time but possible delays in the evening.
25 January 2016 French public transportation strike is planned for tomorrow.
Taxi drivers will block majour roads and at your airport, Lille airport road could be blocked. Be prepared to hoof it with your luggage.
French Air traffic control have asked airlines to cut back flights tomorrow by 20%.
Last year 2015 aviation strikes
French Air Traffic Control Strike
(issue after strike action still not resolved)
Strike will start 0400 UTC Thursday 2 July, 2015 till 0400 UTC Saturday, 4 July, 2015.
If you are flying on these days expect your flight to be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
French air traffic control will ask airlines to cancel a certain percentage of flights to, from over and around France by as much as 50% is possible. Can you adjust your plans before everyone else does? Might cost you a fee. Other passengers who wait end up back of the line to other passengers whose flights were not cancelled. Airlines not likely to know what's going on till 24 - 48 hours before strike action.
Old strikes for 2015
4 June 2015 You should know that flight attendants belonging to Tunisair will strike for 48 hours starting somewhen tomorrow. Little informations is out Tunisair strike
3 April 2015 French air traffic control strike is planned, 8, 9 and 10 April. A general strike will be going on, on the 9th, public transporation will be striking. Your flight from Lille Airport will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Call your airline.
EasyJet Strike France
Flights from and to Lille could be hit by strike action.
19 December 2014 EasyJet strike by French cabin crews, 25th and 26th December. More information to come out as late as Wednesday. Likely to effect flights to and from Corsica, Bordeaux, Brest, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpelier, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg, Toulouse. Charles de Gaulle and Orly.
Old industrial actions
17th March 2014 French air traffic control strike at midnight. Lille controllers will strike 00:00 Tuesday to 04:00 Tuesday. Not so bad.
French baggage handlers will strike on Wednesday, 19th. You will be delayed but not cancelled.
2 February 2014 Flying with Transavia?
Strike talks are going on. Union SPAF threaten 6 day strike before March 31st, 2014.
Transavia flights to Agadir, Ajaccio, Marrakech, Oujda, Rome-Fiumicino, Venice could be effected by a strike.
Will post updates as they come in.
30 January, 2013 France, air traffic controllers are on strike from this evening 6pm till Friday 1 February 6am. By law some flights will be going, depends which workers show up for the day. Expect your flight to be delayed or even cancelled. Call your airline. See Flightaware list of cancelled Air France flights
French air traffic control is being over hauled. It's for your own good! Likely to go on the year. Goes as far as closing some local towers.
(Airlines in and out of Lille Lesquin Airport, Aigle Azur, Tlemcen, Air Algéri, Air France, Régional, EasyJet, Ryanair, Royal Air Maroc, Tunisair, Vueling)
Old industrial actions
12 April 2012 French air traffic controllers strike today.
Le Figaro reported that some 40-50 flights were canceled. Strike was announced Wednesday evening.