Strikes Air France 2010, 2011 and 2012

Double click here to add textOld stuff, so 2010
26 Oct. Times are in for the new French air traffic controllers strikes. Starting 5pm, Wednesday, 27, Oct to Friday, 5am, 29 Oct. International flights should run as planned. As usual call your airline.

19, October Another new French general strike today. In short French air traffic controllers are going to continue to strike till 23, October. Long hauls are supposingly not being effected. Call and confirm your flight.

24, September, NEW French general strike Tuesday 12, October, change your flight for earlier rather than later. Call your airline. Trains joining in. Do check are front page.

Air France joining in press release 10/10/10
French Civil Aviation Authorities have limited the number of flights for all airlines.

Therefore, on October 12, we plan to operate100 % of our long-haul flights, and have had to cancel some domestic and European flights.

We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may cause you.
Our commercial services will do their utmost to inform you of flight cancellations and offer you alternative solutions where applicable, either on a flight with Air France, with KLM through Amsterdam, or with one of the SkyTeam alliance partners.

Please check your flight status before you travel to the airport.

Air France - KLM will cancel some short and medium haul flights on September, 23. 100% of longhauls will fly. Airline passengers ie. Ryanair (200 flights cancelled) and Aer Lingus passengers you'd better call your airline. Last strike, Air France cleared back up off flights reasonable early the following day after the strike. 400 flights to and from UK will be cancelled. Thousands of air passengers delayed world wide as passengers had to be delayed or diverted. See I

France will have another general strike 23, September, follow along on front page

Air France - KLM press release
Tuesday 09/21/2010 09:35:35 TU
Some Air traffic controllers' trade unions will take part in the general strike launched in France on Thursday, September 23. As a result, French Civil Aviation Authorities have limited the number of flights of all airlines. 

Therefore, we plan to operate 100% of our long-haul flights. However, we will cancel some short and medium-haul flights.
Our flight schedule is currently being updated.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Our commercial services will do their utmost to inform you of flight cancellations and offer you alternatives where applicable, either on a flight with Air France, with KLM through Amsterdam or with one of the alliance partners.

Please check your flight status before you travel to the airport.
You may find updated information on departures and arrivals on the home page by clicking on "Flight and destination information".

You may also :
- Phone the Air france local call center or travel agent
- If you are in France, call Air France on 3654

Old stuff
Air France-KLM will strike, 1:00 to 24:00 Thursday, June 24, 2010 expect flight delays and disruptions out of Paris, Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.

17, March, 2010 Air France flight attendants to strike Sunday, 28, March, 2010, to Wednedsay, 31, March, 2010. If no agreement is made expect disruptions on short hauls.

7 Feb. 2010 Here we go, first one of the new year. But a whole week-end! I hear you cry. Still time to change your flight, hurry up.

AIR FRANCE, two pilot unions UNPL and R'Way have given notice of a strike. From Friday, 26 February to Monday, 1, March 2010. Air France assurances that passengers will not be affected

Obese passengers to be charged double to fly with Air France

1/12/10 Double whammy in France. Air traffic controllers strike Wednesday till Friday am and weather is causing massive flight cancellations. Air France will not cancel long hauls, but domestic flights out of Orly and CDG will be cancelled. Check with airline asap and our front page.
Double click here to add textLast years 2012 industrial actions

In the mean time. On 28 November Air France strike announced by cabin crew, strike, Union UNAC announce strike for Tuesday, Wednesday 8, 9 January 2013.
10 November 2012 Strike next week by various air traffic controllers across Europe. Expect to be delayed or cancelled. European Day of Action


Update today 23 October AF (and other airlines) flights being cancelled left right and center today due to the air traffic controllers strike. Seems to be hitting Toulouse, Nice, Marseille and Lyon. Strike action on and off till 0430 UTC Wednesday. Added to this is bad weather in UK.

French Rail Strike
Announced today 17 October, SNCF French Railway, unions planning a strike for Thursday 25 October. Trains will be running expect some cancellations on a few routes.
Update:-Air France baggage handlers strike, went by with very little disruption.
Air France 32,000 baggage handlers to strike Friday,
26 October. (Just in time for French school holiday's) Air France bringing in 6,500 workers to pick up the slack. AF will not cancel flights. Make sure they have your contact information. Get to the airport earlier than usual. Register online for your flight. Here's what Air France has to say 
19 October 2012 CFMU is reporting that French air traffic controllers will strike next week.
The strike will take place between:
1730 UTC Monday 22/10/12 
Tuesday 10-1300
0430 UTC Wednesday 24/10/12.
Marseille departures Nantes Lyon Departures
Be aware Lyon Airport has a notice up about train travel to and from the French airport by coach.
Air France may loose LA - Tahiti route. Not profitable for airline. If route is suspended Air Tahiti Nui will pick up the slack. Air Tahit Nui has had its fair share of industrial action lately. See Easy Travell Report
10 August 2012 If you are flying to Tahiti, flights have been delayed. We've been following along Air Tahiti Nui airline strike 

24 July Air France not expecting any disruptions this week. On Friday management will give information on the 5,122 job cuts. 2 billion savings by 2013.

22 July 2012 Air France strike by pilots from a minor union according to Air France and to expect minor delays. If I'm flying this week with them, I don't consider my pilot minor at all in my travel plans. Strike is to start Wednesday - Sunday July 25 to 29. Call them, make sure they have your email and cell phone number.
17 July Air France subsidiary Regional is to strike 21-23 July 2012. Expect this to ripple around network, call them for rescheduling. We will follow along here at 
Easy Travel Report Regional Strike.
12 July 2012 Several unions have joined in the "Transform 2012" campaign. Pilots and flight attendants have not yet decided. 3 ground unions have signed on.
28 June 2012 Plans for "Transform 2015" are made public today. No union has signed off on the deals. Coming to grips with the 5,000 or more staff threatened with layoffs. 6 July ground personnel to sign off on the deal, air crews end of July. Hopefully they will hold things together and not strike this summer.
Update:-21 June No strike.
Update from PNC union today state that South Air, union and unrepresentative minority
Here's another article if you can translate it, comments are good
June 21 Meetings to take place. Perhaps cooler heads will prevail. If not...
Air France union "Air South" state they will strike Thursday, June 21-24. 
Strike is by national union called SUD Air, all ground staff and cabin crew to strike. All personal and crew are called to strike. Here's what the union has to say
If you are flying with any of the French subsidiaries of Air France ie:- Airlinair Regional Britair Transavia call to confirm. Paris airports Roissy Charles de Gaulle CDG Airport and Orly expected to be hit hard. 
Strike is over cut backs, job security, 5,000 employees to go. 

30 March 2012 Air France back in the news today.
Baggage handlers will strike starting 4 AM Monday 
2 April till 4 AM Wednesday. Pilots and cabin crews are not involved this time. Management state limited problems expected, although they don't state that they have a contingency plan in place. May start earlier, Sunday 6 PM. Plus air traffic controllers at minor airports

27 February 2012 We have a European day of action which may possible effect some French airports on 29 February 2012.

15 February 2012 Beginning of the French school holiday. Air France flights are running as normal. Sud Rail is on strike over the next two weekends. Other than that your good to go. Except if flying into Germany tomorrow...

First Air France strike for 2012 Pilots and personnel will strike for three days starting Tuesday, 6, 7 and 8 February. Here's what Air France has to say.

February Air France strike, flights going to Brazilian airports, Galeão International Airport (GIG) in Rio de Janeiro and Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in São Paulo.from Charles de Gaulle airport Rio Times  
Friday 10 February Weathers not helping but flights getting back to normal. Pilots and management will meet today. Meeting interupted by protestors. Management reps left meeting. Deadlock. Lesechos

9 Feb. Thursday Update:-Strike is due to end tonight, all parties will meet again tomorrow. High chance issue will not be resolved as French government is not going to back down. 

Update for Wednesday 8 February Paris Charles de Gaulle 6 flights cancelled at last minute today. Going to take a while for these flights to get back to normal. Even if flying on Friday, call them.
7 February Update today Tuesday:- Air France say tomorrow Wednesday more flights will leave than today. Unions stating today that the strike is a huge success and that 60% of pilots have joined in the strike. A pilot who cancels a long haul flight to a strike may loose up to a 1/4 of his monthly salary. This is causing internal union unrest as lower unions don't have such a financial loss. 3,000 people turned up at airports today and had their flights canceled. We have learned that the strike will go on till Thursday night. Send us an email, tell us what's going on at your airport. Here's what the pilots union SNPL has to say.

Another update for today, Monday:-Oh dear, tomorrow only 50% of long-hauls will leave and 70% of its short and medium hauls.
Update today 6 February from
23 December announced today Air France strike by pilots and airline personnel starting Monday, 1 am 6 February though 9 February 2012. (No other public transportation to join in.)
Update:-1 February, Air France cabin crews to join in and ground crews. Additional news French unions mulling another strike/demonstrations date Wednesday 29 February. 
Air France stated tonight (Friday 3 February) that on Monday it plans to fly over 80% of its short and medium flights. Longhauls 85% of them. You've called them, right!! They do not rule out on the spot cancellations. Britair will likely be joining in the industrial action. Ground handlers, refueling and baggage handlers may also join in. Passengers should call 39 50 or abroad 33 1 70 36 39 50. Do you have a smartphone? If so download Ap "My Airport"

Here's what Air France has to say.Trains, public transportation are running fine. Back to front page. Do email us with anything no matter how trivial other passengers may benefit. 
Here's an article by USA Today Italy dealing with snow storms causing more delays in the system.

So last year
12/12/11 JUST ANNOUNCED late tonight, ALL FRENCH AIRPORT SECURITY EMPLOYEES TO STRIKE FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER. Will post more info as it becomes available to us. Expect severe delays or even flight cancellations.

31 October Update:- More long hauls cancelling today see Air France flight attendants page. Thanks.

10 October 2011 So much is going on in France this and coming weeks. Check our front page. Air France flight attendants are to strike 29 October to 2 November follow along. Decided to give Air France flight attendants own page

7 Sep. Air France-KLM will possible layoff 5,000 to 10,000 jobs.1/6th of the workforce. Check your favorite route it maybe eliminated.

Update:- 26 July correction Air France pilot strike is still on for next month, dates below. Flight attendants only have made a deal.
Update:-24 July It has been announced strike by flight attendants and pilots has been cancelled.
19 July A couple of things are going on with Air France that you should know about this month. 
First French pilots gave strike notice. Traditionally long-hauls fly. Short-hauls ie. travel between European cities maybe cancelled or severely delayed. Same for domestic travel.
Air France pilots strike Friday - Monday,
5 August to 8 August 2011. Do keep an eye on our front page.

Then yesterday it was announced by French flight attendants will strike from Friday July 29 till Monday 1 August.
16 June 2011 Air France strike by mechanic still going on. Some rescheduling of some long-haul flights operating to Paris Charles de Gaulle in the night of June 16 to 17. Here's what Air France has to say.
French airport strike Pau-Pyrnenees Airport and Lourdes Tarbes Airport Pyrnenees starting this week-end Saturday 21 May 6am till Sunday 22 May midnight. Some airlines to be effected, Ryanair, Air France, and BMI Baby.
Old stuff
April 28, 2011 New, first one of the year, French general strike. Not a lot of information out just yet. In the past all long hauls have gone as scheduled. front page 

March 2011 is shaping up to be just awful, check our front page