Nice Airport Strike
Nice Airport Côte d' Azur
Third busiest airport in France, popular tourist destination for Monaco Côte-d'Azur.
(Prehistoric cave - Grotte du Lazaret is now open to public)
Flights to Corsica
Air Corsica flights from Nice Airport could be impacted by this strike action if no deal is made. Stay in touch with Air Corsica you don’t want to be sleeping at the airport.
For May Italian aviation strikes see
Old strikes from 2017 effecting Nice Airport
27 February 2017 Strikes being planned for next month that may effect your flight to and from Nice airport. Air France crews, Finnish aviation unions and Italian general transport strike
Old strikes for 2016
French air traffic control strikes, General Strike and Air France strike! Will effect your flight flight from Paris Orly Airport.
General strike is planned for Tuesday, 14 June 2016. It is not known yet which air traffic controllers will be participating in strike action.
Taxi drivers, banks - empty ATM's. This is the killer, French ports likely to stop working day before for 48 hours. You might find museums and monuments closed for the day. This info came from French union CGT.
Get to your French airport early, really early. You never know what you will meet ie demonstrators, traffic jams, airport exits blocked by taxi drivers.
French Air Traffic Control Strike
May 27, 2016 The dates are in.
June 3, 4, 5 and 6th.
Strike will start 6am local time Friday and end Monday 6th at 6am.
Several unions involved. Petrol strike is in full swing. Rail strike is on.... for updates see links below.
15 May 2016 Flights from and to Nice 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 follow along with us www.easytravelreport.com 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.
Update:-Sunday 20 March 2016 Monday will see flights reduced to and from these airports by 33%:- Beauvais, Lyon, Marseille, Orly, Nice.
19 March 2016 Heads up. French air traffic control strike is planned for this Sunday. Airlines will be asked to cut back flights by %20. Stay in touch with your airline. Follow along www.easytravelreport.com
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 Nice airport will not be immune. Be prepared to hoof it with your luggage.
Air traffic control have asked airlines to cut back flights tomorrow by 20%.
Last year 2015 strikes
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 Strikes 2015
26 June 2015 Nice-Martin reporting more tire burning going on this morning. 24 June 2015 Heads up French taxi strike tomorrow. Chances are your exit to your airport will be closed/blocked by taxi drivers. Leave early. www.easytravelreport.com
New French air traffic control strike is back
Another union for air traffic controllers has come out fore more strike action 30 June and 1 July 2015
July 2 and 3, 2015
Follow along with us
Last strike information
French air traffic control strikeUpdate:- More French air traffic controllers have extended strike action.
Pay attention, French air traffic control strike is planned after Easter, April 8, 9 and 10th. Your flight time will be changed. Call your airline.
A general strike is planned for the 9th. Local and national transportation likely to be effected.
Air France pilot strike
Update:- 21 September 2014 Strike has been extended till 26th.
Update:-17 September 2014 Air France pilot strike in full force still today. 90% of Air France flights were cancelled from Nice today.
Update:-12 September, 2014 EasyJet adding a thousands airline seats this week. Extra flights to Toulouse and Nice airports from Paris. Call them your flight will be moved up, cancelled or delayed.
10 September 2014 Italian air traffic controllers (ENAV) strike planned for 27 September 2014 10 am to 6 pm local time. Follow along with us Italian air traffic control strike.
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.
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 effect all AF subsidiaries.
700 Air France crew members to go along with 700 jobs at Roissy cdg airport under the new Transform 2015 plans.
French air traffic control strike
7 June 2014 French air traffic control union SNCTA
calls on all controllers to 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. Air France passengers will take brunt of strike action.
French taxi strike, tomorrow 11 June starting 6am to 10pm. Nice, Lyon, Marseille, CDG, Orly airports and train stations likely to be blocked by irate taxi drivers. Other European countries joining in.
Be prepared to hike with your suitcase, elderly and small children will struggle if it's hot.
Important other delays from Nice airport that could effect you this week. Beirut airport closed, Portugal Azores strike, Aer Lingus strike, Tunisian airport strike. See Easy Travel Report
Old industrial actions
24 May 2014 Nice Airport Strike by Brinks airport security. Get to the airport earlier, expect long lines at checkin. Strike starts 4am till 10:30pm.
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. Paris airports, Charles de Gaulle cdg, Beauvais and Orly airports will reduce by 30%
Also see DSNA blog Charles de Gaulle cdg, Beauvais and Orly airports will reduce by
No disruptions to French railways expected.
20 March 2014 Nationwide - Air France Ground Workers Strike. Similar to last strike, expect delays not cancellations. CGT
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.
and you might have to deal with this.
Last year 2013 strikes
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 at Nice Airport
June 9, 2013 French air traffic controllers in France and other European countries will strike this week. Airlines have been asked to cut back flights into France by 50%. All French airports will be hit. Call your airline. Follow along with us French air traffic control strike
Old Strikes and issues at Nice Airport
March 13, Flights between Nice airport and Lisbon and with TAP Portugal and TAP Portugal subsidiary Portugalia will be cancelled due to strikes by workers on March 21, 22 and 23. Call them if you haven't already. Sata International and SATA Azores is also striking along with TAP. Follow along with us on our TAP Strike page. On a lighter side Iberia Airline strike is cancelled for a couple of weeks.
Iberia Airline strike will effect Air Nostrum flights from Nice Airport to Barcelona and Madrid airports.
Dates of strike:-
Monday to Friday February 18 - 22
Monday to Friday March 4 - 8
Monday to Friday again March 18 - 22
(No strikes planned for Easter Sunday March 31)
February 2013 Man caught stealing luggage. Would pull up in front of terminal 2, park in a disabled spot while fellow thieves put luggage in car. 80 times.
10 August 2012 French pilots from EasyJet are threatening a strike 15, 17 and 19 August.
Nice Airport EasyJet flights may be effected. Announcement to be made Monday.