TOULOUSE AIRPORT STRIKE - Toulouse Blagnac Airport Strike
Back again, aviation union workers making your trip painful.
French air traffic control strike is planned for Thursday 22 March. You know the routine keep in close contact with your airline. You will likely be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Next following day Air France ground workers and Air France pilots will strike.
(update for you Air France unions call for another day of strike action, Easter Friday, 30 March, 2018)
If that is not enough to deal with, Air France subsidiary HOP will strike on both days 22nd and 23rd of March for updates follow along with us Easy Travel Report
Old strikes from 2017
French air Traffic Control Strike
French air controllers will strike starting Monday, 9 October, 2017 early afternoon, not ending till Wednesday morning 11th October. Your flight to and from Toulouse Blagnac will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Call your airline, be prepared to wait.
Flights to Corsica
Air Corsica flights from Toulouse 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 for 2017
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.
European Aviation Strike
Flights from Toulouse Airport
likely to be delayed:-
Update:-February 13, 2017 Toulouse/Blagnac airport loaded with flight delays arrivals and departures. Firemen go slow, still going on.
Monday January 30, 2017 Several arrival delays today, mainly from Frankfurt and departures to Paris not so great either see
Thursday January 19, 2017 Firemen at Toulouse airport are on an indefinite strike starting tomorrow. Airport operations will run on a day by day basis
Last time firemen went on strike was 2015, no flight disruptions were reported.
Strikes from 2016 effecting Toulouse Airport
Spanish Airline Strike
Based in Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, France
20 December 2016 Announced yesterday, Spanish low cost airline, Volotea, cabin crew strike.
Volotea airline cabin crews will stop working 00:01 Saturday 24th and not go back to work till Monday 26th 23:59 hrs.
Follow along for updates, for this strike and other industrial actions that may effect your travel plans www.easytravelreport.com
Old industrial action from 2016
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, air controllers back on strike along with other transport unions. Strike is on for tomorrow. Minimal disruption is expected.
Get ready for the next strike which is going to be well attended by several unions.
June 3, 4 and 5th French air traffic control and Air France pilots will make an announcement end of May. You do know about the petrol shortages
May 16, 2016 Flights from and to Toulouse 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.
Old strikes from 2016
5 April 2016 Taxi blockade still going on.
Drivers holding Toulouse citizens hostage. Roads circling the city of Toulouse blocked but moving Autoroutes.fr
Blocking starts at 6am. Organizers of this historic event expect somewhere between 800 and a 1,000 taxis from all over the country to attend. Expect blocked key roads, the usual burning of tires. Shuttles and public transport blocked, T2 Tram service. Be prepared to hoof it. Difficult for elderly and families with young children. Arrivals expect blockage at long term parking.
(Last time in January, taxi drivers blocked airport roads for four days) You may even find roads around Gare de Toulouse-Matabiau
Toulouse Airport Strike
French air traffic control strikes, general strike and Air France strike! Will effect your flight from Toulouse .
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 which Air France cabin crews will be joining in with.
March 20 and 21 French air traffic control strike follow along
Thursday, 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.
25 January 2016 Public transportation strike tomorrow. This includes air traffic control and French taxi drivers. Be prepared for highways to be blocked and it's possible Toulouse Airport road will be blocked and you will have to walk with your luggage
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Last years strikes 2015
Heads up! Toulouse Metro on strike till September 30, 2015. (Metro does not go to the airport)
French Air Traffic Control Strike
Toulouse airport 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 for 2015
Toulouse Airport talks on privatization -
Anti-privitization workers will hold some sort of strike action - aggravation "A Bang"? on Saturday 11April, 2015.
April 8, 9 and 10th 2015, aviation strike, French air traffic control strike is planned. 9th April is the French general strike. Public transportation will likely be joining in. Two more air traffic control strikes planned in April and May.
You should also know that a French general strike is being planned for April 2015 see our front page
Last year 2014 industrial actions
7 December 2014 Are you taking a Brussels airlines flight this month? If so your flight is likely to be cancelled, brought forward or delayed
19 October 2014 We have some air strikes you might want to know about that may effect your travel plans to and from Toulouse 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
17 September 2014 Strike in full force so far this week. Today 31 Air France flights out of 41 were cancelled. Passengers receiving texts night before.
Your flight from or to Toulouse will be moved up, cancelled or delayed. EasyJet is putting on extra flights from Paris to Toulouse and Nice airports.
Also, are you flying to Italy?
Old industrial actions for 2014
10 June 2014 French air traffic control strike is being planned for June 2014. Follow along with us
Toulouse bus driver strike 18th March.
French baggage handlers strike March 20th 2014
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.
Last years industrial actions 2013
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 page for your airport strike times.
*Toulouse striking Friday evening as well.
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.
June 10, 2013 Toulouse airport to be hit with French air traffic controllers strike this week. Worst day for travel June 12. Making matters worse other countries are joining in. Airlines have been asked to cut back flights by 50%. French air traffic control strike
March 13, 2013 Flights between Toulouse 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.
Old Aviation Strikes
French Air traffic controllers will strike tomorrow early. So expect delays
Happen to come across this article regarding the train ride from to Brive - Toulouse so crowded passengers standing in toilets ladepeche
Old Industrial Actions
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