Strikes from 2017
March 2017 Strikes from Air France crews, Italian general strike and Finnish aviation unions striking
Strikes from 2016
French Air Traffic Control Strike
Heads up new French ATC strike dates.
26 May 2016 your flight from Montpellier Airport will likely be delayed.
June 3, 4 and 5 more details to be announced. This does not include Air France pilot's who will announce strike action end of May. Follow links below.
15 May 2016 Flights from and to Montpellier 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
French air traffic control strikes, General Strike and Air France strike! Will effect your flight flight from Montpellier Airport. Montpellier Airport likely to be closed on Thursday, 31 March, 2016.
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.
Old strikes from 2016 effecting Montpellier Airport already!
Monday 25 January 2016 French public transportation strike tomorrow. You probably know by now that French air traffic control are going to make your life miserable. Add to this taxi drivers will be blocking major roads, this includes Montpellier Airport road could be blocked follow along with us www.easytravelreport.com
Last year 2015 strike actions
Heads up Monday September 14, 2015
French Air Traffic Control Strike
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 strike for 2015
French air traffic control is planned 8, 9 and 10th April. A general strike is planned for the 9th you will likely find public transportation on strike.
Old industrial actions
Air France Pilot Strike 15 - 19 September, 2014
Update:- 17 September 2014 Strike in full force in Montpellier Airport today, day 3. 76% of flights according to the airport left today. Also see Air France Strikes
Old industrial actions 2014
French Taxi Strike
Marseille and Orly
6 June 2014 French taxi strike Wednesday June 11, 2014
1,000 Striking taxi will make life difficult, roads blocked for Marseille Airport and the Marseille TGV station. Be prepared to hike with your luggage from blocked airport roads. Difficult for elderly and little children, will be a very hot day. (Same day as London taxi strike)
Orly Airport and OrlyVal Antony Station same thing.
"Significant impediment of traffic expected."
Monday, 17th March 2014 French air traffic control strike.
Montpellier Airport air traffic controllers will strike. Airport will be closed from 9:30pm tonight to 6:30 am tomorrow.
French baggage handlers strike Wednesday, 19th. Your flight might be delayed but not cancelled.
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.
So 2013 Industrial Actions
French Airport Strike
by Air France employees.
Saturday, December 21.
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.
*Toulouse striking Friday evening as well.
Old industrial actions this year at Montpellier Airport
11 June 2013 French airport Montpellier closed today due to French air traffic control strike.
Last years industrial actions
23 August 2012 French air traffic controllers (DGAC) on strike today, high chance your flight is cancelled or delayed. Some Air France have been cancelled, some flights going as planned, best call your airline.
10 August 2012 Possible Montpelier Airport Strike by EasyJet pilots. Dates threatened are August 15, 17 and 19. EasyJet will make announcement on Monday. In the mean time think about your plan B. Strike will only involve French workers.
Montpellier Airport strike by Air France subsidiary Regional, from Friday midnight 20 July to Monday 23 July, 2012. Flights by Regional are already cancelled Friday to Nantes. Regional will end strike midnight Monday.
Other airlines that fly in and out of Montpellier airport are:-
Air Algerie, Air Arabia Maroc, Easyjet, Lufthansa CityLine, Ryanair, Transavia.com, Twin Jet and Volotea which goes to Nantes.
Air France subsidiary Regional