​​​​Air France Strike
You are in for some severe flight delays May 2018.

Greek general strike 30 May, 2018

French air traffic control disruptions 21 May 11pm till 5am Wednesday 23rd May

Barcelona air traffic control threaten strike action intermittently summer 2018.

Return to Easy Travel Report for updates

French air traffic control will strike Thursday 22 March 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.

Give them 24 hours ie 5th/6th to give strike notice, if at all. Follow along at www.easytravelreport.com 

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.
Please see www.easytravelrport.com for updates and French air traffic controllers strike (and May 26th?)
Our Air France Strike page.
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.

Update:-23 March 2016 French air traffic control threaten more strike action next week if they don't get something in concrete. Perhaps in time with the General strike on the 31st which Air France cabin crews will be joining in with.
See www.easytravelreport.com

25 January 2016 French public transportation strike is planned for tomorrow.
This includes French air traffic controllers and taxi drivers. 

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%.

See www.easytravelreport.com

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. 
follow along with us at www.easytravelreport.com Spanisha and Italian air traffic control are also striking in July

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.

Old strikes
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.
Union Snpc.org
Follow along with us Easy Travel Report
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. 

Who else is on strike today?
What's your airline up to?
Shaky Airline Status
Travel Industrial Action strike this week 2015 

(Airlines in and out of Lille Lesquin Airport, Aigle Azur, Tlemcen, Air Algéri,  Air France, Régional, EasyJet, Ryanair,  Royal Air Maroc, Tunisair, Vueling)  
Lille Airport Strike.

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.

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3 April 2012 Today 40% of all flights were cancelled. Here's a link that may prove useful. flightaware These are scheduled, whether they leave or not is another thing. Here is Air France flights at flightaware  

2 April 2012 Back again, this time it's French air traffic controllers to strike till 5 AM 4 April 2012. Expect your flight to be delayed, but as far as we can make out they are leaving today. Call your airline. Orly effected, Charles de Gaulle not effected. Although a baggage handlers strike is on!

Old stuff
Thursday, 6 AM 22 March 2012 French air traffic controllers will strike ending 7 AM Friday 23 March 2012. (Strike may end as early as 7 PM Thursday evening)
Flights to and from:- Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Nantes and Toulouse are cancelled. Call your airline to confirm your flight.
Lille Airport 
Strike Air France to be hit mostly.

Tuesday 17 January 2012 and perhaps 18 January French airport, Lille Lesquin airport closed due to strike by air traffic controllers, may be closed till Thursday 7 AM.    


Tip from a frustrated Englishman :-January 2013 You can not fly to United Kingdom or Ireland from Lille Lesquin Airport

Lille Airport Air Traffic Controllers Strike
Transavia base, Transavia strike

Do you know anyone who works in/around this airport? We need help with what's going on with these smaller airports. Particularly this year as it's not going to be easy for employees at this airport with lay offs.

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