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Bordeaux Airport Strike

13 June, 2018 WE have some strikes that might effect your flight to and from Bordeaux airport.

New Air France strike in June, they will be contacting you. Call them.

Another French air traffic control strike based out of Marseille airport. Starts Saturday 16th of June ending Monday 18th early.

French rail strike is still going on.


Barcelona airport workers threaten strikes intermittently summer 2018

Greek general strike 30 May, 2018

French air traffic control strike 21 May, 2018 starting 11pm. Strike will end 5am Wednesday.
See Easy Travel Report for updates


Yes, French air traffic controllers will strike Thursday 22 March, 2018. Your flight will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Stay in contact with your airline.
Moderate to high delays expected all day 

Following day, 23 March, 2018 Air France pilot's and ground crews will strike. 
Good week to stay home. Follow along with us for updates Easy Travel Report

18 February, 2018 Flights likely to be effected at Bordeaux Airport due to Air France strike by pilot's cabin crews and ground crews on 22 February, 2018
Follow along with us, still time for it to be cancelled.
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French air Traffic Control Strike
Controllers will strike starting Monday, 9 October, 2017 early afternoon, not ending till Wednesday early morning 11th October. Your flight to and from Bordeaux will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Call your airline, be prepared to wait.
Follow along with us for this and other strike action


Bordeaux Strike
French Air Traffic Control Strike
9 March 2017 Flights hoping to get a break this afternoon. Perhaps you will be lucky. So far in Bordeaux departures (its 3:20pm local time) 55 on time, 8 delayed and 11 cancelled.
Perhaps you need to know? Berlin Schonefeld and Berlin Tegel baggage strike tomorrow and with Finland's Helsinki Vantaa airport.

Wednesday 8 March 2017 Strike in full swing today.
Departures today form Bordeaux 14 cancelled, 6 delayed and 53 flights were on time. Bordeaux airports flights will be affected till Friday 10th of March till 7pm.

28 February 2017 Brest and Bordeaux air traffic controllers back on strike
Monday 6 March 2017 starting 6am and ending Friday 10 March 2017 till the evening. Stay in touch with your airline. (Really not sure how this will effect the overall network) Air France unions kicking up next week.
More information out tomorrow Wednesday 3pm ish. Please don't stop here more strikes are planned for next week Read Easy Travel Report for updates

Old strikes from last year
Flights from Bordeaux Airport
likely to be delayed:-Volotea Airline Strike.
Spanish Airline Strike
Bases in Nantes, Toulouse, Bordeaux, France

20 December 2016 Announced yesterday, Spanish low cost airline, Volotea, cabin crew strike.
Volotea cabin crews will stop working 00:01 Saturday 24th and not go back to work till Monday 26th 23:59 hrs.

​Let's hope this gets cancelled. 
Follow along for updates, for this strike and other industrial actions that may effect your travel plans
Volotea say?

Flights to and from Bordeaux Airport
July 26, 2016 Top two busiest airlines in France are striking at the same time this week and next. Air France and Aigle Azur. Neither side will be be able to gain profits from others misfortune. 
Air France is on the ball with the strike action, not so sure about how Aigle Azur will do. they do have a notice up.

Air France Strike
Bordeaux Airport Strike
Air France Flight Attendant Strike 
Air France Cabin Crew Strike
Update:-26 July 2016 Air France announcement today. Reminder HOP, KLM and Delta are not effected by any strike action. 
For Wednesday July 27, 2016 they state - We plan to operate more than 90% of our long haul flights, 90% of our domestic flights, and more than 80% of our medium-haul flight to and from Paris - CDG. As strikes go with only two of the three flight attendant unions striking. Flight delays and cancellations are really minimal. Stay in touch with them.

Air France Flight Attendant Strike
Recent meetings were pointless.
Crews - flight attendants to strike from Wednesday 00:01 July 27 - Tuesday 2, August 2016 23:59 hrs Air France has a notice up
​Aigle Azur
Bordeaux Airport Strike
Tuesday July 26 Pilot’s for Aigle Azur will strike Thursday July 28 to Thursday August 4th. Last strike in May was cancelled and no agreement since then has been made. 
Another strike is planned for
Saturday 27 August 2016 to Saturday September 3, 2016
Call airline 0810797997
Aigle Azur
Second largest airline in France. 300 flights a week.
Based in Orly Airport. Popular routes Algeria, France, Portugal, Switzerland.

French General Strike
July 15, 2016 New nationwide French general strike is being planned for Thursday, September 15, 2016. You will be inconvenienced in some shape or form. 
Expect taxi, public transportation - trains, (perhaps international trains) metro, buses and maritime workers - ferries to strike along with airline and airport workers. Minimal services will be in effect. You will still be able to get around just don't expect to be on time. Expect traffic jams in Paris, Lyon. 
Regarding flights:-
Air France always takes the brunt of any strike action. Prepare for the worst, your airport exit may be blocked by taxi’s. If so, you will have to "hoof it" with your luggage, children, elderly. 
Will French air traffic controllers join in? Unfortunately this information will not be available till closer to the date. It’s customary for air traffic controllers to give 48 hours notice before any industrial action. They might ask airlines to cut back flights to and from France by 10 - 30% or not at all. For updates


French Air Traffic Control Strike
15 May 2016 Flights from and to Bordeaux Merignac 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 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.

​​​French air traffic control strike is on:-
29 March 2016 Starts tomorrow Wednesday, 30 March 2016 1700UTC
Ends Friday 1 April, 2016 0400 UTC
See French air traffic control strike for more 

On the 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. Don't forget other unions are striking on the 31st. Will effect Paris transportation and Renfe

24 March 2016 French air traffic control threaten strike action again. General strike is planned March 31, 2016.  Air France cabin crew are also going to strike

Another French air traffic control strike, it will effect your flights to and from Bordeaux
Sunday 20 March 2016 5am to Tuesday 22 March 5am see French air traffic control strike

Old strikes that effected Bordeaux Airport this year
25 January 2016 French public transportation strike is planned for tomorrow.
This includes air traffic controllers and taxi drivers. 

Taxi drivers will block majour roads and your airport road. Be prepared to hoof it with your luggage.

Air traffic control have asked airlines to cut back flights tomorrow by 20%.


Strikes from 2015
21 October 2015 Air France flights likely to be delayed tomorrow due to Air France baggage handler strike. Perhaps you need to know Italian air traffic control strike is planned also for this week. Follow along 
Air France Strike
Get to the airport early you never know what you are going to meet on the roads as AF workers will be protesting nationwide throughout the day.

Old industrial actions for 2015
1 July 2015 French air traffic control strike is on for 2 - 4 July see

3 April, 2015 Flights to and from Bordeaux Merignac Airport will be delayed April 8,9,10. Stay in touch with your airline.
French air traffic control strike planned A general strike will be going on, chances are trains and buses will not be working on the 9th.

Old strikes for 2015
28 January, 2015 Taxi strike yesterday. Call ahead and book one. Taxi's were all at the train station protesting.

Old industrial actions for 2014
EasyJet Strike France
Flights from and to
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 in 2014
19 October 2014 We have some air strikes you might want to know about that may effect your travel plans from and to Bordeaux Airport.

Lufthansa pilot strikeEasyJet Strike and Tap Airlines
Italian air strikes and general strikes in Belgium and Morocco see ETR
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Heads Up, Flights to and from Italy will be delayed, cancelled or moved up on Saturday, 27 September, 2014 due to an Italian air traffic control strike
Air France Strike planned 15-19 September, 2014
Update:-Today, 17 September 2014 Strike has been in effect all week. Not a chance strike will end early. Today only 2 AF Flights left for Orly, none to Orly
Old Industrial actions 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.

We will be updating on our Air France Strike page

Old strike for 2014
7 June 2014 Fights from Bordeaux airport likely to be delayed, cancelled or brought forward by a French air traffic control strike. June 24 - 29th. Follow along with us Easy Travel Report

Bordeaux Strikes
18 March 2014 Air traffic controllers strike today. Airlines have been asked to reduce flights to and from France by 20-30%. Average delay in Bordeaux 40 mins. Wednesday we will see a French baggage handlers strike. Good luck with your travels this week Follow along with us Easy Travel Report. Both issue not likely to go away soon.

​​​​​Air France Ground Workers Strike
21 January, 2014 Air France ground workers strike. Friday, 24th of January, for two hours. 
Airports involved:- Ajaccio, Bastia, Montpellier , Nantes, Nice, Basel Mulhouse, Paris Orly, Strasbourg, 
Toulon and Toulouse, Bordeaux , Lyon and Marseille.
Call your airline you flight could be brought forward, delayed or cancelled.
a 5 day strike is planned by French air traffic controllers next week. See Easy Travel Report for countries involved.
So last years industrial actions
French Airport Strike
Bordeaux Strike
by Air France employees.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
10 French airports to be hit by ground worker strike. CGT union expect 80% of workers to join in. 
Paris-Orly, Bastia, Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Mullhouse, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg and *Toulouse. Check CGT union for your airport strike times.
What does Air France say?
*Toulouse striking Friday evening as well.

Old Strikes - Bordeaux Airport strike
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.
See Easy Travel Report for updates. Delays are expected to be low if any.
Old industrial actions
August 9, 2013 Airport making profit due to EasyJet and Hop new routes
9 June 2013 All French airports to be hit by French air traffic controllers this week. All airlines to cut back flights by 50%, call your airline. Follow along with us French air traffic control strike
Old industrial actions
March 13, Flights between Bordeaux and Lisbon with TAP Portugal subsidiary Portugalia will be cancelled due to strikes by workers on March 21,22 and 23. Call them if you havent already.  Sata International and SATA Azores is also striking along with TAP. On a lighter side Iberia Airline strike is cancelled for a couple of weeks.

Old news
March 3, 2013 French transportation strike is planned for March 5. This includes French air traffic controllers. French air strike will start at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport Monday 6 PM till Wednesday 6 AM. You will be delayed, call your airline before you show up at the airport. 
local paper Sud Ouest for local public transportation delays.

Other airline strikes to hit Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport in March are Vueling strike because of Iberia airline strike and later in March Portuguese airline TAP strike is now being planned.

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