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French air traffic control strike
French Air Traffic Controllers Strike
Wednesday 27 April Update:-NOP has some information out.
Paris Orly - a 20% of flight reduction. Expect delays all day. Bring a book, ant-acids, find a nice seat and snooze.
Charles de Gaulle - life is rosy and kumbaya no fight delays expected...
Bordeaux - Regulations lifted in am, high delays in the evening.
Brest - ?
Marseille - Regulations lifted in am, heavy delays in afternoon.
Have a safe trip, check with us on your way back.
25 April 2016 French Air traffic control dates are in:-
Your airline is now working frantically to change your flight. Call them, you will be competing with thousands of other passengers for an airline seat.
French air traffic control asking airlines to cut back flights to and from France.
From 4am UTC, Thursday 28 April 2016 to 4am Friday morning.
General strike starts
Wednesday 27 April 5pm UTC
till Friday morning April 29, 2016 - 0400 UTC.
French controllers will meet Monday 25 April 2016 to confirm strike plans.
Announced today Wednesday 6 April another French strike is to take place Thursday 28 April, 2016. All we know is seven unions will be involved.
Here's the air traffic control union that threaten strike action for the 28th
13 April, 2016 Possible French National Rail (SNCF) 26 April 2016.12 April 2016 (its on)
Belgian air traffic controllers have been calling in sick calling flight delays still effecting flights from Brussels Airport and Charleroi Airport.
Flights spent spinning out of control today by a wildcat strike from not French but Belgian air traffic control. Issue over pension reforms. Which leaves you with a cancelled or brought forward or severely delayed flight. We do know strike will go into the night if not longer. For updates see www.easytravelreport.com or Belgian air traffic control strike page. Perhaps you need to know a new Greek general strike is being planned for May.
(How can this strike be legal, no notice. I'd expect union will incur heavy fines)
4 April Things have calmed down and flights back to normal. Issue still not resolved. All you have to worry about now perhaps:- Italian air traffic control strike and Greek Strikes. See our link above for this and other strikes that may effect you in France ie Toulouse Airport disruptions
1 April 2016 Airlines struggle to get flights back in line well into the evening.
French air traffic control strike is on:-
Wednesday 30 March 2016 Less disruption than expected. Marseille airlines have been asked to cut back flights by 33%. Making life difficult for international connections. Orly by 20%, Bordeaux minimal service in the morning. Nantes delays in the evening and night. Montpellier closed.
Less disruption is expected than last weeks delays.....
Double whammy if you are flying to Australia. Rolling strikes across the county due to border and immigration workers. Brussels airport still closed. Greece strikes planned for April 7. Air France does not even mention flight crews strike actions. 30% of them will be out.
Tuesday 29 March 2016 Starts tomorrow Wednesday, 30 March 2016 1700UTC
Ends Friday 1 April, 2016 0400 UTC
Over all less impact than last ATC strike is expected.
31 March, 2016 Trouble spots will be, call your airline.
Bordeaux minimum service in the afternoon
Charles de Gaulle Moderate delays in the morning
Marseille and Orly to be hit hard, by delays, cancellations or perhaps your flight will be brought forward.
Remember everybody flying will deal with the knock-on effect.
Update:- Saturday, 26 March 2016 A conference will take place Tuesday March 29, 2016 2pm local time to discuss impact. (No official strike notice has been given, perhaps in the recent circumstances workers will wise up) Follow the big NOP
Update:-23 March 2016 French air traffic controllers threaten more strike action next week if they don't get something in concrete. Perhaps in time with the General strike on the 31st.
Air France Strike
20 March 2016 30% of Air France crews who belong to SNPL union will strike Thursday March 31, 2016 same day as French general strike is being planned. French national railway SNCF will be on strike that day.
French Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-23 March 2016 French air traffic controllers threaten more strike action next week if they don't get something in concrete. Strike earlier this week saw Orly delays of 80 mins, one in three flights cancelled. Will CDG take the brunt next week?
Update:-Sunday 20 March 2016 Monday will see flights reduced to and from these airports by 33%:- Beauvais, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Orly. You are not alone thousands of passengers have been cancelled or delayed.
Update:-18 March 2016 French air traffic control strike 20 - 22 March is on, airlines to be asked to cut back flights by 20%. Another meeting to take place Sunday morning 8:30 UTC time see NOP
17 March 2016 Heads up. French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) strike.
Sunday 20 March 2016 5am to Tuesday 22 March 5am.
Will effect air traffic control, minimal service will be in effect and that will depend on which controllers show up for work.
More information to come after meeting which is planned tomorrow, Friday at 2pm, local time.
Be prepared for your flight to be brought forward, canceled or delayed. Airlines will likely be asked to cut back flights to and from France.
Of course Air France will take the brunt of any strike action.
Check back with us tomorrow.
Strikes from 2016
French Air Traffic Control Strike
28 January, 2016 Flights back to normal today. Taxi drivers still striking. Porte Maillot blocked.
Around Marseille traffic at a snails pace,
Toulouse 300 taxi’s concentrated at the airport and train station
Here's an update for you from Eurocontrol portal. It's shocking. Will get better throughout the day.
Announced today Friday 22 January, 2016
Two thirds of French air traffic controllers to strike, Tuesday 26 January, 2016. Talks will be on going till Monday. It’s enough workers to not show up for work, that it will ruin your travel plans.
Be prepared for your flight to be brought forward to Monday, canceled or delayed. Airlines will likely be asked to cut back flights to and from France. No airport will get a pass.
Earlier this week a coalition of airlines was formed
“Airline for Europe” - EasyJet, Ryanair, Air France - KLM.
Along with airport fees this coalition wants new air traffic control strike rules across Europe.
National Union of Air Traffic Controllers SNCTA
General Confederation of Labour (USAC-CGT)
French Public Service Strike
Three French unions CGT, FO and Solidarity have given strike notice for
Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Air France likely to take the brunt of any strike action. Come the day, Air France will have a contingency plan in place. Can you get away with only hand luggage? Re-think any public transportation plans, that includes taxi's. Taxi's will be on strike and will block main roads. It's likely your airport road. Be prepared to hoof it with your luggage. In fact, change your ticket for the day after.
French Air Traffic Control
Reims air traffic control strike
From 5am, 23 November till 28 November 2015 5am.
Expect delays and re-routing.
Keep an eye on this blog
(We’ve never seen this type of strike action, new to us.)
Old strikes for 2015
Air traffic control strike cancelled for Saturday 16 November, 2015 from 5:30am to 8:30am and
"Faced with the authority of the tragedy that has struck Paris and its region, SNCTA, majority trade union of air traffic controllers, suspends
strike notice on 17 November and subsequent days"
Update:Good news 1 July 2015 French air traffic control Strike has been cancelled
Update:-Wednesday 1 July 2015 Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recommend you call your airline 50% of flights will go.
Talks have failed between the Secretary of State for Transport and the National Union of Air Traffic Controllers (SNCTA), threat of new strike in 10 - 15 days high.
Update:-Sunday 28 June 2015
Thursday 2 July starting 0400 UTC
0400 UTC Saturday 4 July 2015.
More news out tomorrow. Not much change from the original notice.
(Update:-28 June 2015 This strike is cancelled. Forget you ever saw it. Deal made with for this union unsa-icna 25 June 2015 NOP is reporting air traffic control strike might start Tuesday, 04:00 30 June 2015 - Saturday, 04:00, 4 July, 2015 Massive change of plans)
(Interrupt you here attention French nationwide taxi strike tomorrow 25 June, 2015)
Announced 22 June 2015:-
Thursday 2 July 2015 and
Friday 3 July 2015
If you are flying on these days to France, from France or over French air space expect your flight to be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. French air traffic control will ask airlines to cancel a certain percentage of flights - as much as 50% is possible. Can you adjust your plans before everyone else does? You will likely occur a fee, otherwise airlines not likely to know what's going on till 24 - 48 hours before strike action. It really depends on which non union controllers will show up for work. Keep an eye on those links above. We will be updating and don't forget to check our front page
Air France pilot's will not strike this summer 2015 per pilot union.
Complaint by Ryanair passenger Dublin to Faro Irish Times
April 17, 2015 Update:-SNCTA lift strike action planned for April 29 - May 2, 2015. Good news, have a nice and safe trip. Issue still not overwith.... They will be back.
Next French air traffic control strike dates are April 16 - 18th and involving public holiday April 29th - May 2
(Do you want to know why?
Update:-April 15, 2015 Nothing new in the news regarding April 29 - May 2.
Update:-Monday 13 April, 2015 Strike planned for 16-18th April has been cancelled.
so far April 29 - 2 May strike is still on. Pray for them people.
Tuesday 7 April, 2015 Sorry no good news for you. DGAC asking airlines to remove 40% of its flights for Wednesday.
Saturday 4 April 2015 Update:- More air traffic control strike dates added, must be confirmed, not looking good. April 16 - 18th and April 29th - May 2.
3 April 2015 Update:-Air traffic control strike will start Wednesday 04:00 and end Friday, 10th 04:00.
2 April 2015 French general strike is planned for Thursday 9 April 2015. French air traffic controllers will join in. Chances are your flight will be brought forward, cancelled or delayed. Air France will take brunt of the strike action.
We will be updating this page.
24 March 2015 French air traffic control strike has been cancelled, till a more suitable time.
French Airport Strike
French air traffic control strike Wednesday to Friday 25 - 27 March, 2015
More information to be released tomorrow Tuesday 24th.
Union SNCTA calling for the strike action.
Last strike actions
This time folks, it's Air France workers striking.
Nothing to do with air traffic control.
French Nationwide Transportation Strike
Announced today 27, October 2014 24 hour national transportation strike. Strike will involve all forms of transport. Strike will happen on Tuesday 4 November 2014 follow along with us Easy Travel Report
Old strike actions for 2014
26 August 2014 Air France pilot's will make announcement this Thursday regarding future strike action. Follow along Air France strike page
Old Strikes for 2014
Air France strike Saturday 2, August 2014
Announced 11 July 2014 Air France union CGT - UGICT asking all employees to strike Saturday 2, August 2014. Ground staff have called for stoppage between 01:00 - 24:00.
French airports that will support the labor strike:-
Airports in Corsica (again) Ajaccio and Bastia.
Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Montpelier, Mulhouse, Nice, Nantes, Paris Roissy, Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Strike will include all
Air France subsidiaries.
700 Air France crew members to made redundant along with 700 jobs at Roissy CDG Airport under the new "Transform 2015" plan.
French Air Traffic Control Strike
26 June 2014 ATC strike never really ended till 1000 UTC time today.
25 JUNE 2014 STRIKE CALLED OFF!!
FLIGHTS BACK TO NORMAL BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON PERHAPS.
Dailymail reports families sleeping on airport floors.
Tuesday - Sunday 24 - 29 June
Monday French ATC asking airlines to reduce flights to and from France by 20%. Flights reduced from Paris - -CDG - ORLY-EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg, Strasbourg International Airport,, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Also Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Your airline will have the details.
Air France passengers to take brunt of strike action. Here's what Air France has to say.
Sunday evening, 22 June 2014 SNCTA flinch and drop strike action. 75% of flights will operate. Flights to suffer will be from southern Europe and Northern Africa. Meetings to take place first week of July. Lepoint.fr DGCA still to release a press release. Union made issue come into the for front of the news at our (the passengers) expense. Leaves bad taste in your mouth. Thank you everyone who passed on information.
PS. Perhaps Belgian air traffic control will strike Tuesday adding to the mix.
20 June 2014 Torture yes. You are at DGCA mercy. They are the ones who will tell your airline to cut back by 50%(?) of flights to from France. Follow DGAC blog for announcements.
19 June 2014 Another air traffic control union joins in UNSA-ICNA. Situation is looking bleak. School children out of school, first holiday week-end. Peek travel. You've called your airline?
7 June 2014 French air traffic control union SNCTA
calls on all controllers strike from 24 to 29 June 2014.
This is an old festering bitter dispute. Here's the SNCTA in French announcement.
This will likely be a national shut down, grounding of flights. By law a certain percentage of flights have to run.
Call your airline. Your flight will be brought forward, cancelled or delayed. Don't get caught in a lay over in French customs. Do you have a French visa? That way you can sleep in a hotel instead of a cot on the international arrivals floor. Flying in and out of Paris? You might want to book a hotel and cancel when fit. Hotel and car hire will be slim pickings. Perhaps SNCF will put on extra trains. Eurostar will likely be booked.
Please if you have information pass it on to us.
Old industrial actions for 2014
French Air Traffic Control Strike
Thursday 6pm, 14 May 2014 French civil servants strike till 5am Friday morning. Here's what Air France has to say. Passengers will face delays and cancellations across the country. (Yes, it's not you, this was late notice)
French air traffic control strike
Update:-17 March 2014 Airlines asked to reduce flights to and from France by as much as 30% tomorrow. Chances are your flight will be brought forward, delayed or perhaps cancelled starting as early as tonight. Call your airline, confirm that precious seat. Bring a book. Flights will be back to normal by noon on Wednesday
No disruptions to French railways expected.
5 March 2014 Came across this article today by France's largest air traffic control union SNTCA. SNCTA have called a strike for Tuesday, March 18th. Sorry that is all we know for now. More news out Monday 17th.
28 January, 2014 Update:-Strike times are in. Wednesday, 29th 6pm - Friday, 5am 31st.
24 January 2014 Good news French air traffic control has been cancelled except for one day, the 30th. Time to be announced on Tuesday.
French air traffic control strike planned (SNCTA)
Insane. 5 days of strike action.
Starting 5pm Monday, 27th January, 2014 till 5am on 31st January. Friday. Other countries joining in Portugal, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy. See ETR
Good riddance to last years 2013 industrial actions.
December, 7, 2013 French public service workers strike from 6 pm Sunday, December 8, 2013 to 5 am Saturday 14th December. Brest and Bordeaux will not be involved in strike action. Brest possible delays Monday night. Toulouse Tuesday evening, Wednesday and Thursday possible problems.
Old industrial actions
October 14, 2013 French civil servants strike starting Monday evening 17:00 UTC October 14, 2013. French air traffic controllers will strike and it's up to which controllers show up for work. Tuesday possible minimum service in effect. Controllers strike will end 04:00 Wednesday morning. Flights from and to southern France, Marseille, Bordeaux, Brest and Reims.
If flying with Air France, call and confirm.
DGAC has not asked airlines to cut back flights.
Last industrial action
October 10 Stike in full force today. Southern France airports hit the worst. This is where Single Skies cuts will effect the most. Flights not likely to be back to normal till Friday afternoon. Portuguese air traffic controllers also joining in. Flights affected in Germany, Belgium etc. Some French trains on strike today SNCF. Have you seen NOP site?
September 20, 2013 Regarding Pan-European air traffic controllers strike. We do not know if French air traffic controllers will join in with this strike, yet. We do not know if it will be a rolling strike or 24 hour. More to be announced next week.
September 13, 2013 More air traffic control strikes coming up in October. Front Page September, 10 2013 French Transportation strike today. Strikes will end by 6 am tomorrow. Follow along on our front page. Lots of delays at CDG today
PS Another Pan-European air traffic control strike is planned for October 10.
Old industrial actions
June 12, 2013 What a mess, never have seen it this bad. Good news, strike is now to end Thursday 6am. (despicable play by unions)
Still the airlines had planned for Friday 6am strike and canceled accordingly. It will take a while for flights to get back to normal. Call your airline if flying on Friday.
French train strike going on in Unisom.
French aviation strike
For sure this is going to mess up your day.
Might start (more information to be released by unions)
04:30 UTC Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
ending Friday June 14, 2013 ending 04:30 UTC
DGCA has asked all airlines to cut back flights this week by 50%. Call your airline, last thing you need is to be sleeping at the airport. All French airports to be hit. We have learned it will not just be French atc workers but Hungry, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Austria and Belgium. UK and Ireland will not be involved, certainly flights to these countries will be delayed See European Air traffic control strike Minimal service will be in effect. DSNA
These are the unions causing trouble
Earlier this years industrial action, this last one was a flop.
French Air Traffic Controllers Strike March 5, 2013
French union CGT calling for a day of action.
March 3 Update for you:- Minimal service guaranteed only, at all French airports. Starting 6 PM night before Monday till Wednesday 6 AM.
Paris Charles de gaulle
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg – Mulhouse, France / Basel, Switzerland
Strasbourg Entzheim Airport – Strasbourg
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (formerly Satolas Airport) – Lyon
Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport
Nice cote d'Azur
Bastia Poretta Airport – Bastia
Calvi Sainte-Catherine Airport – Calvi
Ajaccio Campo dell'Oro Airport – Ajaccio
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport – Bordeaux
Poitiers – Biard Airport – Poitiers
Limoges – Bellegarde Airport – Limoges
Deauville Saint-Gatien Airport – Deauville
TARBES LOURDES PYRENEES
February 26 Air traffic controllers strike Tuesday, March 5, minimal service will be in effect, more news to be released closer to date. Chances are flights Monday evening could see delayed or cancelled flights. Flights should be back to normal by noon Wednesday. (We'll see, now we've jinxed it)
February 12:- Two unions CGT and Force have called for a strike on Tuesday, March 5. Will effect air travel, urban transport, roads, highways, cleaners and taxis. Other unions may join in. We will be updating as the news comes in. (Same week as planned Iberia Airline strike also effects Iberia Express, Air Nostrum)
French strike January 31
Tuesday, January 29, 5 Million civil servants will strike, 3 major unions involved. (mainly teachers)
French air traffic controllers are included. They will strike starting (approximately) Wednesday (tomorrow) night 1800 UTC till Friday, 0600 UTC. Nothing really set yet. No official airport announcements etc. Keep an eye on your airline. Maybe, random times at different airports. By law minimal service will be guaranteed and who shows up for work at your airport. Brest Airport expected to be hit worst, Air France, Flybe and Ryanair. What's going on in Lille Airport January 30, 2013 French air traffic controllers strike starting this evening till 0500 UTC Friday February 1. We will be following along here
Last years industrial action
November 10, 2012 Are you aware of the
November 1 French ATC strike last week was painless, only a few delays. Minimal effect on air transport.
19 October 2012 CFMU is reporting that French air traffic controllers will strike next week.
The strike will take place between:
1730 UTC Monday 22/10/12
0430 UTC Wednesday 24/10/12.
Be aware Lyon Airport has a notice up about train travel to and from the French airport by coach.
Lille air traffic controllers to strike Thursday 22 March 2012 starting 6 AM ending Friday 7 AM 23 March.
27 February 2012 European day of action Wednesday
29 February. May effect some French airports see here
So last year
6 October 2011 Back again, More information to come. Only a warning for now.
French air traffic control strike (warning for now)
for Tuesday 11 October. May start 5pm utc Monday untill 12 October 0400 UTC. Minimal service will be guaranteed. More information to follow.
French general strike, Thursday, 27, May, 2010 strikes and protests. Strikes may start 26-28 May. Milan, London and Brussels, high speed trains will run near normal. Air traffic controllers asking airlines to cut flights by 30% at Orly and 10% Charles de Gaulle. Air France long hauls as normal.
22, February, 2010 French air traffic controllers strike, starting Tuesday, 22, February, 2010 till Friday, 26, February, 2010. Expect severe delays over French air space. Flight disruptions our of Paris' Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.
French civil aviation authority DGAC have not a clue yet how traffic will be effected.
Last time:-left up, so you can see what went on.
12, Jan. France, civil aviation authority is asking airlines to cut their Paris traffic by up to 50 percent on Wednesday from 7 am to 11 am because of snow and icy weather. After 11am, 15 percent of flights will be cancelled.
Air France long hauls will run as usual.
Traffic at Orly will be cut in half. Air France will cut half of European flights out of Orly.
Air France will cancel 75 percent of European flights at Charles de Gaulle.
A strike by air traffic controllers is also planned for Wednesday and Thursday. The DGAC civil aviation authority recommends that travelers contact their airlines to get flight information.
1/12/10 The DGAC said Tuesday it has asked companies to cancel 30 to 50 percent of flights Wednesday at Charles de Gaulle, the larger of Paris' two airports. It asked airlines to cut traffic at Orly airport by 50 percent.
1/10/10 French air traffic controllers strike, Wednesday morning, 13, Jan and Thursday 14, Jan. till Friday 15, morning. Flights crossing the Channel, or passing over French airspace, could be subject to delays or cancellations.
Strike action in France :Thayls
freephone number available to travelers (0 800 15 11 11).
French state railway company, SNCF new website for rail delays
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