Charles de Gaulle Airport Strike
Largest Airport in France
21 September 2017 General strike in France today. This includes air traffic controllers. CDG by 2pm in departures 130 delayed and 6 flights cancelled. Strike will end 3am Friday morning. Won't take controllers to get back log of flights back to normal. Very frustrating. See our front page Easy Travel Report July are you flying with HOP airlines? Pilot strike possible new strike action, be ready
Old strikes effecting CDG 2017
Monday 3 April, 2017 Marseille Airport has had a air traffic control failure today, expect flight delays.
Other travel plans this week up the creek. Alitalia strike, Argentina general strike and Air France subsidiary HOP baggage handling. For this and other little gems see
Charles de Gaulle Airport Strike
Flights from CDG will be effected today.
Update:-13 March 2017 Berlin Tegel and Schoenfeld airports baggage handlers back on strike today, 25 hour strike. Monday 4am till 5am Tuesday. Union and management a mile apart on any agreement soon. As usual you know what to do. No luggage, get to airport early, call airport to see if you are leaving, although this maybe unreliable Berlin Airport Notice.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 Passengers thrown into chaos again today. Flight delays still horrendous 550 flights canceled in France alone.
News from NOP:-Brest and Bordeaux airports flights will be affected till Friday 10th of March till 7pm. Marseille strike will end 10th March 5am.
Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports destinations Canada and USA awesome are not included in strike action.
Paris Orly departures:-214 on time, 41 delayed and 61 cancelled today (at writing it's 5:15pm in France, still a lot of time for those 41 delays to turn into cancellations)
CDG departures 504 on time, 45 delayed and 18 cancelled. Air France flights departing from CDG 354 on time, 31 delayed and 9 cancelled.
Air France CDG 99% of short and medium halls departing and from Orly 78 domestic flights departing.
7 March 2017 CDG had 31 departures cancelled, 20 of those were with trouble Air France.
Consider your self lucky Orly was hit really bad 68 flights departing Orly were cancelled. Air traffic control strike ends Friday 5am 10th. Make your hair curl see NOP
6 March 2017 Today at Charles de Gaulle Airport 454 flights were on time, 111 delayed and 20 cancelled. Hurricane winds added to the confusion today.
5 March 2017 Oh yes, French air traffic control is joining in strike action and several new strikes by Air France crews have been announced see www.easytravelreport.com
Air France Strike
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.
Old strike news from earlier this year
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.
New French general strike is being planned.
French Air Traffic Control Strike
Yes, French air traffic control will strike again, Thursday, June 23, 2016. Air traffic control disruptions are not known yet (June 20) Again it's who show's up for work. Airlines haven't been asked to cut back flights - yet. (You can expect same procedure for June 28) Stay in close contact with your airline, you could be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Watch DSNA blog they will update with whose working that day. Keep your eye on the big guns NOP
Also check our front page for updates
Old strikes from this year
General strike is planned for Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Taxi drivers, banks - empty ATM's. This is the killer, ports likely to stop working day before for 48 hours. You might find museums and monuments closed for the day. This info came from CGT union French home page.
Get to CDG Airport early, expect the worst in traffic jams, roads blocked.
CDG Airport Strike
Charles de Gaulle Airport for Saturday 11June 2016
Air France cancel
10% long hauls
10% domestic flights
25% European flights
14th of June air traffic controllers threaten more strike action. No details available just as to who will show up for work.
3 June 2016 Charles de Gaulle airport workers have given strike notice for Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
French union members will block the airport by 9:30am, Terminal 2 E, departures.
Same day as the rail strike - SNCF and RATP.
French air traffic control strike has been cancelled and replaced by Air France pilot strike and Update:- flight crews end of July 27 - 2 August
Sunday May 8, 2016 Air France pilot unions SNPL and SPAF threaten strike action starting Wednesday June 1, 2016 over wage cuts
French air traffic control issues have not been resolved follow along with us, it's going to be a hell of a ride
French Air Traffic Control Strike
27 May 2016 More information came out today.
ATC strike to start 6am Friday June 3 and ends Monday morning 6am.
That's all we know. More information to come out. Involves several unions participating. Not only will you deal with this but petrol strike and French national rail strike. Taxi drivers have been quiet. Getting close to opening of Eurocup
Update:-25 May 2016 Flights to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport likely to be delayed again due to ATC control strike. We've got some new dates for you.
26 May, June 3, 4 and 5. Really depends on which controllers show up for work. See links below.
15 May 2016 Flights from and to Paris Charles de Gaulle 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. Perhaps CDG will scrape by.
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.
23 April 2016 Belgian air traffic controllers still calling in sick, causing hour delays at Brussels and Charleroi airports.
French air traffic control strike?
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.
1 April 2016 CDG a few delays to Birmingham today. That's about it. Other French airports struggle into the eventing to get flights back into line.
30 March 2016 See French air traffic control strike delays expected at Charles de Gaulle tomorrow. Also tomorrow you will have to deal with a transportation strike. Trains will be running but cut back in frequency
17 March 2016 Pay attention stay in touch with your airline. French air traffic control staff threaten strike action the week. CDG is not expected to be hit with any industrial action. Unless you are flyng to Lyon, Beauvais, Orly, Nice or Marseille.
12 March 2016 Are you flying to Papeete?
20 February 2016 You should know passport control at Charles de Gaulle airport have been on a go slow causing hundreds of passengers to be delayed. Get to airport early than the compulsory three hours. Are you flying to Niamey? Air traffic controllers are on strike www.easytravelreport.com
Perhaps you should also know French trains threaten strike action.
4 February 2016 Public transportation, trains to and from Paris airport strike The Local
25 January 2016 You must be aware now of the French air traffic control strike that's planned for tomorrow. Airlines have already been ask to cut back flights.
Worst of all is the public transportation strike and taxi drivers. You will find CDG roads blocked by drivers and the main roads in Paris. Good luck with your travels let us know how it goes. Follow along for any updates at www.easytravelreport.com
Last years upsets that we caught
31 July 2015 Some strikes you should know about coming up next week.
Australian customs and immigration strike
Brussels Airport security
Old strikes for 2015
Spanish air traffic controllers will strike.
Update:-8 July 2015 80% of flights by law must leave during these strike hours.
Update:-7 July 2015 Meeting to take place tomorrow (Wednesday) decision to be made over minimum service. At the moment 80% of controllers must attend work.
29 June 2015 New Spanish air traffic control dates are in. Local times.
Saturday 11 July 2015 10am - 1pm
Sunday 12 July 2015 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 25 July 2015 10am - 1pm
Sunday 26 July 2015 5pm - 8pm
Old strikes for 2015
New French Air Traffic Control Strike
Announced 22 June 2015 Strike will start in the morning, 4am Thursday 2 July 2015 and end Friday night late, 3 July 2015. Flights will still be effected on the 4th in the morning follow along with us
7 April 2015 French air traffic control strikes have been extended into May. French airport workers have asked airlines to cancel flights going onto, around and into France by 40%.
2 April, 2015 A french general strike is being planned for Thursday 9 April, 2015. French air traffic controllers are joining in. To what extent we don't know yet.
Follow along with us:-
Your flight to CDG will be delayed or cancelled or brought forward.
18 February 2015 Air Malta flight leaving from CDG to Malta was diverted to Milan’s Linate airport for refueling because refueling workers were on strike. After the delay the flight was only delayed by half an hour.
French Airport Strike
Monday 16 February, 2015 Aeroports de Paris (ADP) workers plan strike for this Thursday, 19 February, 2015. More details to be announced Wednesday. (We missed it, or it wasn't published)
Strike last week by workers saw delays Thursday and cancellations of Air France flights (medium hauls, European flights) on Friday at Charles de Gaulle, Le Bourget and Orly airports. Airlines were asked to drop flights to and from Paris by 20%, virtually no notice was given.
Last years strikes 2014
19 October 2014 We have some air strikes you might want to know about that may effect your travel plans from and to Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Italian air strikes and general strikes in Belgium and Morocco see ETR
German Railway strike issues still not resolved
Old industrial actions for 2014
Air France Pilot Strike
Air France pilot strike Monday - Friday, September 15 - 22, 2014. Air France flights from and to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport will be brought forward, cancelled or delayed. Air France Strike
Italian Air Traffic Control Strike
Old industrial actions for 2014
Air France pilots union SNPL threaten strike all September 2014. More info to be announced. You might be interested in TAP Airlines, pilots, Portugal will strike 9 August. Palma de Mallorca baggage strike August.
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.
Old industrial action for 2014
17 June 2014 Tear gas today FoxNews
Air France Strike - Roissy CDG Airport
16 June 2014 Train strike is still going on today and tomorrow, Tuesday. thelocal 14 June 2014 Unions have allocated number of striking workers - ramp and baggage handlers joining in. Here's what Air France has to say. Are you taking a train? SNCF strike action
12 June 2014 Announced today workers from 3 unions, Cat Air France, FO and SouthernAir will strike this Sunday, 15 June 2014. These three are what's known as minor unions and industrial action likely to be ineffective.
Unions must come up with 300 workers willing to strike. Air France will have a contingency plan in place.
Old industrial actions for 2014
Italian air traffic control will strike Friday May 16, 2014. Italian air space will be closed for one hour 2-3pm local time. Call your airline for details.
30 March 2014 Heads up. Air traffic control strike in Lebanon, Beirut airport this Tuesday from 10 am to noon. Issue likely to get worse.
Flights from CDG to Germany will be delayed due to German airline strike.
Friday 28 March, 2014 German airline pilots announce strike dates. Strikes start midnight Wednesday April 2nd and will end Friday, midnight the 4th of April. Local time. German airport security strike issues are still not resolved Lufthansa pilot strike
Flights to Frankfurt Airport this Thursday, March 27 will have severe delays. Call your airline.
Lufthansa pilot strike no dates set. If you are flying to Germany in the near future confirm your seat and get to the airport early as they will be bumping people. Thousands of passengers from Lufthansa will have to be accommodated.
Older strikes, issues not resolved.
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. Paris airports, Charles de Gaulle cdg, Beauvais and Orly airports will reduce by 30%
Also see DGAC blog Charles de Gaulle cdg, Beauvais and Orly airports will reduce by 30% of flights.
No disruptions to French railways expected.
20 March 2014 French baggage handlers strike. No flight cancellations but expect delays.
11 March 2014 French air traffic controllers strike 18th March 2014.
11 March 2014 Irish airport strike to take place Friday. Flights to Shannon, Cork and Dublin airports will be delayed in the morning. Expect knock on effect. Dublin Airport Strike
French air traffic controller strike (SNCTA)
Insane. 5 days of of strike action
Starting 5pm Monday, 27th January 2014 till 5am on the 31st January, Friday. Follow along with us Easy Travel Report
Last years 2013 industrial actions
December 26, 2013 Yes, one more wildcat strike at Charles de Gaulle Airport today. Strike involved yet again Lufthansa Airline workers. Workers call in sick, tired and depressed. This causes some 11 Lufthansa flights to be cancelled to and from Germany. This issue is not going away, airline will cut 200 jobs. Choose another airline.
Old 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.