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​     Air France strike?
  or a labor strike at CDG Airport?

​French air traffic control strikes hit Balearic Islands, Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza Airports hard. Airlines will have to reschedule flights trying to avoid French air space, adding time, fuel and finding a time slot to land.

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Heads up

​French Air Traffic Control Strikes
Union workers striking today December 14, 2018. Flights to and from Marseille and Orly airports have been delayed.
Another strike date is planned for Tuesday 18 December, 2018.  
Fingers crossed they stop here. Call your airline.

17 August 2018 Quick roundup of what's going on. Spanish airport strikes, Ryanair more mediation today, KLM will strike in four weeks and Air France talks for strike action 27 August.

French air traffic control strike
August 13, 2018 Perhaps you need to know Air France strikes are heating up again. Follow along Air France / KLM Strikes

9 August, 2018 Extreme delays today across France. They say it's the weather through France into Germany. High delays out of Marseille, Gatwick, Amsterdam Schiphol, Nice, Mykonos, Santorini.. Weather
​See NOP 

3 July, 2018 Italian air traffic control has been deferred till Saturday 21 July, 2018.
Still waiting on Ryanair Ireland pilot ballot results and Spanish air traffic control is nearing on a deal. Both results out today.

Friday 29 June, 2018 Controllers cancel strike action 11:28 am today. As you can imagine this doesn't help airlines in the least. 

Wednesday 27 June, 2018 I know are regulars don't want to hear this.  Announced today a new French air traffic control strike out of Marseille Airport, AGAIN.
Strike will start early Saturday morning, first shift, 30 June, 2018. 
Strike will end early Monday morning 
2 July, 2018. If you have a flight late Friday evening to France it could be canceled. 

(We've also noticed a trend that an airport will receive flights from France, rapidly all in a row after/during strike action. Normally in the late evening, causing baggage handling to get badly backed up. So if that happens to you, be patient. 
Another thing passengers arriving at departure airport for late flight to France getting through customs only to be told flight was canceled, keep in touch with your airline)

21 June, 2018 Announced today. We have some updates for you.
French air traffic control out of Marseille Airport striking again. 
Strike starts Saturday morning 23 June, 2018 and will end early Monday, morning 25 June. Passengers getting hit coming and going. 

Good news, Ryanair (who would of thought you'd be buddy buddy with them) and IAG group  (BA, Vueling) taking French controllers to court.

Italian air traffic control strike Thursday, 5 July. Spanish ATC passengers on eggshells waiting for strike action to drop.

Air France strike has been cancelled except for one union. SPAF pilot union. So keep an eye out for that.

​Barcelona air traffic controllers give Spanish government 48 hours to come up with an offer.
Tuesday June 19, 2018 Barcelona air traffic control strike canceled till July, no date given.  Argentina a general strike is being planned. Two airlines restless Brussels airlines and CZ both threaten strike action follow Easy Travel Report No new French controller strike action planned for this week-end, yet.... Might be a bit early. Check back with us.

Wednesday 13 June, 2018 Yes another French air traffic control strike was announced today.
Strike will start Friday 16 June and go on till Monday 18 June. Times to come out later today. Reminder, French rail strikes are still going on.

Air France strike Saturday 23 June, 2018 to Wednesday 27 July, 2018 Follow along Air France Strike
Also keep an eye on Barcelona air traffic control
Air traffic control strike out of Marseille airport again this week-end  Saturday, Sunday 9 and 10 June.  Follow along, likely to see more strikes Marseille airport strike 

Update:-Late Monday evening, 21 May, Monday. I'm sure you know strike is on. Marseille, Bordeaux and Brest airports are expected to have severe delays. Good luck.

Update:-Saturday, 19 May, 2018 Airlines have been asked to cut back flights by 20% particularly at Orly, Marseille and Lyon. Time has changed, strike will start 11pm Monday and 5am Wednesday. All local times.

Saturday, 19 May, 2018 Strike is on. Industrial action starts this Monday evening 5pm till 4am Wednesday. (UTC times) No airline strikes going on, although Canada's WestJet pilot's threaten strike action next week. Luton airport strike was postponed and weather looks good. Trying to be positive here...
Hopefully you've moved on with your plan B and haven't been left out in the cold.
Next major strike event Greek general strike Wednesday, 30 May.

9 May, 2018 Again French air traffic control will be striking out of Marseille Provence Airport this will be the third week-end in a row. (Perhaps you should book mark this other page Marseille Airport Strikes)

More important however is the impending French cvil servants strike Tuesday, 
22 May, 2018.
French air traffic controllers will be joining in. Expect severe delays day before and after. Airlines will likely be asked to cut back flights to and from France by a certain percentage. Some airlines will bring in larger aircraft and merge flights. This information may not be announced till 48 hours before hand. Hotels will be booked by the airlines, car rentals hard to find. Monday 21st is a French public holiday. Plus you've got the French national rail strikes (now indefinite) for those dates and other strikes 
read Easy Travel Report
Union Unsa-Icna 

1 May 2018 Yes, French air traffic controllers will strike again this week-end  Saturday, morning 5 May till 6am Monday morning the 7th. Strike is based out of Marseille Provence Airport.
​Just a reminder Italian air traffic control strike is planned for the 8th May and Vueling strike is on for this week Thursday and Friday link below and Air France strikes

​Wednesday 25 April, 2018 We have several strikes that will effect flights that you won't want to get caught up in.

First French air traffic controllers are striking out of Marseille airport this week-end Saturday, Sunday 28/29th April More details out tomorrow. Flights will be delayed particularly if you are flying south of Montpellier Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco. See NOP
Update:-26 April, 2018 Flights Switzerland, Malta also included as being in dire straights.
Saturday full participation for strike action, Sunday slight improvement.

Vueling airline strike dates
Italian air traffic control 8 May, 2018

Barcelona air traffic controllers will strike through out the summer 2018.  First strike is planned for June 20th. 
Luton airport strike threat and LOT Polish airlines see Easy Travel Report

More strike action for you, but it is NOT air traffic control. Its Air France, March 30th, April, 3 and 7th, 10th, 11th, 17, 18, 23 and 24th see Air France Strike for more dates in May including public holiday May 8.

You should know unions trying to paralyze the country. This news may effect your travel plans.
French 24 hour national rail strike is planned to 22nd March. 

Update:-Monday March 19, 2018 Unfortunately air traffic strike is still on.

Perhaps you need a job? Came across this today. How's your French? I could see you hanging with the beautiful people. Guessing no pajamas allowed Access Riviera

Update:-15 March 2018 Air France union members have added another strike date in time for Easter Friday, 30 March.

Air France pilot and ground crews will strike day after the air traffic control strike Friday March 23, 2018. What a bad week for airline travel follow along Easy Travel Report

French Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-15 March, 2018 strike will start 21, March 5pm and end early Thursday morning. Really depends on which workers show up for work. As you an imagine this really hurts the small airports who may only have two or three controllers.

28 February, 2018 French air traffic control strike is on the books for Thursday 22 March, 2018. 
Expect flights the day before to be interrupted. On the Thursday, your flight will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward, dragging on the following morning. Nothing worse than showing up at the airport and being cancelled last minute. Unions don't rule this out. Who are these unions you ask? 
CFTC, CFE-CGS, FO, CGT, FSU, FAFP and Solidaires, involving thousands of workers.

Closer to the date, perhaps 48 hours before, air traffic control workers will announce a certain percentage of flights airlines will be asked to cut back ie 20%, 35% or even 50%.

Luckily our regular viewers are on the ball and will act swiftly to change travel plans before anyone else notices!!

Not air traffic control but...

French national airline Air France, pilots, flight attendants and ground crews have handed in strike notice for 22 February 2018  Follow along with us Easy Travel Report

Are you flying into Belgian this month? Smorgasborg of strikes for you, taxi strike tomorrow 12 December. 
Vueling, Iberia and British Airways strike at Barcelona airport

Orly Airport Strike December

Paris RER A and B strike. Metro, tram and buses will be working tomorrow 12 December 

see www.easytravelreport.com

Update:-Tuesday, 14 November, Airlines have not been told to cut back flights. No significant impact expected. Evening, night delays in Marseille. More news out 16th 0930UTC (drip, drip, slow torture..)

 2017 Update:-14 November, 2017 Airlines have not been told to cut back flights. No significant impact expected. Evening, night delays in Marseille. More news out 16th 0930UTC (drip, drip, slow torture..)

Update:-Monday, 13 November, 2017 A second union will join in. Stay in close contact with your airline as it maybe asked to cut back flights to and from France by a certain percentage.
Union CGT Air France also called for a strike on Thursday, asking staff to mobilize - from 1am to midnight.

(Air France from Papeete, Tahiti flights delayed due to local workers of AF striking. Add this to this situation, you may as well unpack your suntan lotion and put your toes in the sand)

French Air Traffic Control Strike
French air traffic control will strike action will start 6pm, Wednesday 15 November and end 5am Friday 17th November.
Workers striking The Direction des Srvices de la Navigation DSNA in charge of communications see blog, they will update it closer to the dates

Strikes and demonstrations are planned for Thursday 16 November, 2017. Not sure if Air France or air traffic control will be involved yet.


French Air Traffic Control Strike
6 October, 2017 Late Friday evening announcement made after all airline personnel have gone home for the week-end. Lovely.

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation has asked airlines to cut back flights by 30% to and from France starting this Monday evening, 9 October, 2017 and ending Wednesday Morning 11th of October.
You will be caught up in this strike. Your flight could well be brought forward, deleted or delayed. Airlines likely to combine your flight into larger aircraft. All airports will be involved, Charles de Gaulle, Orly, Lyon, Beauvais, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nantes. 
Police and Railway workers are being urged to strike along with civil servants. Call your airline, stay in touch with them, be prepared to wait.. In general these strikes will get back to normal quickly. Air France will likely be hit hard. French rail unions will announce strike action Sunday evening. Follow along with us Easy Travel Report


Thursday 21st September 2017 So far out of Charles de Gaulle by noon 77 flight delays and 6 cancelled. Paris Orly, 29 delays 2 cancelled.

French general strike tomorrow. Will not be as painful as the last strike earlier this month. Still, expect flight delays. It is still not known which air traffic controllers will show for work. Strike will end 3am Friday morning follow along Easy Travel Report, reminder lorry strike planned Monday 25th.

You should know a general strike is being planned for September 12, 2017. We will be watching for any ATC unrest. Air France pilots have given strike notice.

Air France subsidiary HOP
Heads UP! Hop pilot's not happy with negotiations. Pilot unions will decide whether or not to take further strike action 26 July 2017 follow Hop Airline Strike

HOP Airline Strike
Attention this date has changed.
Hop pilot's will strike from Thursday, 13 July, 2017 - Tuesday the 18th July, 2017 See Easy Travel Report as it may get cancelled. 
Italian air traffic control threaten strike action 26 July 2017 four hours 1-5pm

Italian air traffic control this Sunday, 28 May 2017 will effect flights from Italy to and from Italy.

May 2017 Portuguese airport security strikes and Sata Azores may effect your travel plans
Portuguese airport strikes

11 April, 2017 You should know an Italian air traffic control strike is to take place Friday April, 21. This could have an effect on French air space Easy Travel Report

HOP ground baggage handlers this week April, 7,8 2017

Monday 3 April, 2017 Marseille Airport has had a air traffic control failure today, expect flight delays. For this and strike actions follow along with us 
Easy Travel Report

Air France Flight Attendants Strike
Unions SNPNC-FO and Unsa-PNC perhaps 46% of AF flight staff.
Strikes to start 18th March - 20th March, 2017
Air France has notice up

French Air Traffic Control Strike
13 March 2017 Flights to Berlin effected by 24 hour baggage strike Berlin airport strike PS it has been extended till Wednesday..

Saturday March 11, 2017 Nightmare over, good day to travel, weathers good across Europe, no flight delays everything back to normal.

French air traffic control strike is on full force this week.
Update:-9 March 2017 First do you know about the strikes in Berlin and Finland for tomorrow? Berlin Airports and Helsinki Airport

Don't forget knock on effect tomorrow.

Bordeaux departures (its 3:40pm local time, still time for the delayed to go int the cancelled box) 55 on time, 8 delayed and 11 cancelled. Air France 31 on time, 2 delayed and 6 cancelled.

CDG 503 on time 58 delays (yikes, I'd hate to be waiting on one of those) and 16 cancelled. Air France got a break today only 1 flight  on time, zero delays and cancellations. Not sure how that worked...

Orly 252 on time, 29 delayed and 47 cancelled. Air France 108 on time, 8 delayed and 16 cancelled.

Marseille 14 cancelled, 18 delayed and on time 76. Regarding Air France 43 on time, 1 delayed and 7 cancelled.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 Passengers thrown into chaos again. Flight delays still horrendous, 550 flights canceled in France alone by French air traffic controllers.
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. 

Air France flights departing from CDG 354 on time, 31 delayed and 9 cancelled.

CDG departures 504 on time, 45 delayed and 18 cancelled. (It's 5:30pm in France still time for these delay's to turn into cancellations)

Orly departures 60 flights cancelled today, 221 on time and 35 delayed. Air France from Orly 96 on time, 10 delayed and 22 cancelled.

Air France pilot strike got lost in the mayhem yesterday.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 Air France flights leaving Charles de Gaulle airport today - 19 cancelled, 6 delayed and 158 on time.
Bordeaux cancelled departures mixed bag Ryanair, Hop, Air France and EasyJet.

Orly today hit bad with 68 cancelled departure flights. Thirty of those were Air France flights, HOP 20, Easyjet 5, British Airways 5.

ATC strike ends 5am Friday.

Monday 6 March 2017 Some 300 flights canceled from the west and south of the country.

​​Air France Pilot Strike
28 February 2017 Some pilot’s who fly for Air France have put in notice of strike action for the 7th March, 2017. Pilot union is Alter, small amount of AF pilots belong to this union. (Going out on a limb here, minimal disruption expected)

28 February 2017 Brest and Bordeaux air traffic controllers back on strike
Monday 6 March 2017 starting 6am and ending Friday 10 March 2017 till the evening. 
Stay in touch with your airline. 
More information out tomorrow Friday 10am ish. 
Airlines could be asked to cut back flights by as much as 25%

(Really not sure how this will effect the overall network)
Perhaps you need to know about Italian general strike or Finnish airport security strike see www.easytravelreport.com


Air France Strike
​Update:-Saturday, 25 February, 2017 Our first update for 2017. Wage negotiations to take place next month 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.
Give them 24 hours ie 5th/6th to give strike notice, if at all. Election is coming up and French State of Emergency is still in place till July 15, 2017. No large gatherings, curfews, arrested on site, so behave yourself, easy on that Bordeaux and Champagne...


Air France Flight Attendants Strike
Unions SNPNC-FO and Unsa-PNC perhaps 46% of AF flight staff.
Strikes to start 18th March 20 March, 2017

Update:-15 September, 2016 Here's an article for you France24.com

Update:-14 September 2016 Airlines asked to cut back flights to an from France by 15%. Mainly Paris airports Orly, Beauvais and CDG. Call your airline if you haven't been contacted. AM tomorrow expect delays in Bordeaux,  Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse.
 Nice and Bale-Mulhouse no delays are expected. Lille and Brest?

September 11, 2016 Here we go:-
French air traffic control union call for industrial action from
5pm Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4am Friday, September 16th. Stay in close contact with your airline by tomorrow your airline will have more information.

Follow along with us French general strike is also going on this week follow along

26 July 2016 All's quiet with French air traffic control. What you will want to know is that the top two busiest airlines in France are going to strike at the same time this week and next.
Air France and Aigle Azur airlines
www.easytravelreport.com for more details. One other thing Air Europa another huge airline from Spain will also strike same time. 
10 July 2016 So far. As of today, NO French air traffic control strikes are planned for the rest of this month or August.
Air France, Charles de Gaulle had problems with check in staff follow this and other strikes www.easytravelreport.com

French Air Traffic Control Strike
General strike and demonstrations will start Monday July 4, 7pm ending 6am Wednesday July 6. Air traffic control will join in.

July 1, 2016 Another general strike is planned which will effect your flight. Closer to the date we will know if airlines are asked whether or not to cancel a certain percentage of flights. Again it's who shows up for work. I've left up links from last strike action for you, so you can see how things went. Looks like weather will be good, except for UK of course.
(end of Euro2016, July 10 can't come fast enough! Enough already) Also see www.easytravelreport.com

Update:-Monday 27 June 2016 Public general strike today, expect delays, air traffic control is not asking airlines to cut back flights, good sign. Madrid airport strike, Barcelona long lines at security and incoming flights delayed? Why, who knows?

Update:-23 June 2016 Lots of flight delays today and cancelations
check out flight radar  Weather is bad in London, Amsterdam causing delays. In fact for the rest of the week see the forecast
​Greek airports are bursting with capacity.

Update:-22 June 2016 Airlines have not been asked to cut back flights. This is another sign that some flights will go as planned. Also see DSNA blog entry
More informational available late Tuesday afternoon.
Update:-21 June 2016 Strike will effect Lille, Toulouse, Marseille, Metz and Paris, CDG, Orly. Strike action expected to be less effective as the last strike action, which was four days. Still, you know it's going to get you somehow.

Yes, French air traffic control will strike again, 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 the 28th) Stay in close contact with your airline, you could be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.
Watch DSNA blog notice to pilots, they will update with whose working.
Keep your eye on the big guns NOP

New Air France pilot strike 
Friday, 24 June - ending 
Monday 27 June, 2016
Perhaps you need to know Greek airport workers and Italian air traffic control strikes Travel Strikes

​Wednesday June 15 Air France strike is over, all flights left today

General strike is planned for 14 June 2016. It is not known yet which air traffic controllers will be participating in strike action.

Here you go:-
Update:-June 13, 2016 So far no cancellations announced, no calls for airlines to ease up on flights.

French air traffic controllers will strike from Monday June 13, 2016 starting 5pm till Wednesday, June 15 ending 4am. You will hear from your airline. These details came from DGAC DSNA blog notice to pilots. So sad. Again it depends on which controllers show up for work, really hurts smaller airports. 

(Brussels airport had a power failure today, Argentina two day airport strike, even Bermuda is getting in on the act with suspicious flight delays. Continuing whispers on the Internet that British Airways employees are not happy.
Easy Travel Report getting ready for 2020 next final in London)

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


Air France Pilot Strike
Thursday June 2, 2016 Pilot's announce strike from Saturday June 11 - June 14

Update:-Friday June 10 
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. Threats of ATC delays 13 -15th More news out today Friday afternoon. Will update.
Here you  go:-
French air traffic controllers will strike from Monday June 13, 2016 starting 5pm till Wednesday, June 15 ending 4am.

A certain percentage of flights by law must fly, in particular to autonomous regions - New Caledonia, Corsica, Tahiti - Papeete, French West Indies - Saint Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barts.
Air France Pilot strike for updates

Charles de Gaulle Airport Strike 
CDG Airport Strike
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
CDG Airport Strike
For this and more ww.easytravelreport.com 

French Air Traffic Control Strike - Cancelled
French air traffic control strike planned for Friday June 3 - Sunday June 5th, cancelled. (All in all, disgusted passengers, fear AF pilot's will do the say thing)

    French air traffic control strike
     (For Air France pilot strike)
French Air Traffic Controllers Strike AGAIN
This blog will get updated DSNA  
​Important see NOP announcement then you'll understand. 
More information out tomorrow, June 1.

Update:-June 1, 2016
Heads up, French air traffic control strike planned for Friday June 3 - Sunday June 5th, more news out tomorrow morning.

UPDATE:-31 May 2016 Several unions involved, high participation of workers expected. From 6am Thursday June 2, 2016 to Friday June 3rd 
6 am 
Quote "commercial disturbances" are expected due to the French public services.
Just in case are you up to date on Air France pilot strike?

(Yes, it's vague I must admit on purpose. I think they have know idea whose going to show up for work at French airports Thursday June 2 
ie baggage handlers, ramp workers, re-fuellers etc)

​Air Traffic controllers will strike starting, local times
Friday 6am June 3 to Monday 6am
Minimal service will be ensured at:-Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Lyon, EuroAirport, Strasbourg, Clermont, Nice, Marseille, Bordeaux, Poitiers, Limoges, Toulouse, Nantes. Corsica's Ajaccio, Calvi and Bastia and other overseas airports. 
It really depends on which controllers show up for shift. Your going to be delayed. Call your airline to see what they have planned. 


Heads up. All right the plan is in and vague.
Strike starts Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6am (local time)
and ends 6am Monday morning the 6th June. 
More workers are expected to attend this strike action than on May 26. Along with this you will have to deal with a national rail strike. We will update as news comes in.

​​​Strike planned for Thursday May 26, 2016
Update:-24 May 2016 French air traffic controllers will strike 
from 0400 Thursday 26th May, 2016
0400 Friday morning the 27th of May.
Your likely to be delayed, moderate delays are expected.
Paris Orly airlines asked to cut back flights by 15%. Your airline can work with this. Don’t delay call them. Air France takes the brunt of any strike action. Euro Airport, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, Lille expect flight delays.

(Strike will be lifted early in some airports. Perhaps similar to last week, flights were delayed an hour or so. More rumblings in press regarding 14 June strike, nothing in stone yet, (tablet! I’ll shut up) and something horrendous is coming down for the 3-5 June see USAG-CGT

23 May 2016 More news about French ATC strike out tomorrow Tuesday afternoon. French air traffic controllers strike is planned for Thursday 26 May.
Talk to you tomorrow.
Air France pilot's to make announcement 30/31 May.

Update:-Tuesday 17 May ATC strike starts 4am Thursday 19th
till 4am Friday 20th
Bordeaux should be lifted in the morning
Charles de Gaulle slight delays in the morning
Orly airport asked to reduce flights to and from by 15%.
Marseille service will be slow in the morning.
Good luck, if it's any consolation, this is not as bad as the last strike..
Perhaps you need to know Air France pilot strike information out May 30th. Possible pilot strike spread over six days.

​​​​French Air Traffic Control
First keep your eye's on NOP
Civil Aviation union
​The USAC-CGT (Trade Union Association of Civil Aviation - CGT)
Strike is planned for Thursday May 19, 2016. More information coming Tuesday 17th, 2pm local time. (Last strike airlines were asked to reduced flights by 20%, hundreds of passengers were displaced. You know the routine, your flight will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Reminder 16th public holiday. Air France likely to take brunt of strike action. 
Other strikes are going on this week, trains, taxi's so follow along www.easytravelreport.com for updates

​Air France
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. 

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 Controllers Strike
Wednesday 27 April Update:-NOP has some information out.
​Rough translation 
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...
ourairports CDG

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.

25 April 2016 French Air traffic control dates are in:-
Your airline is now working frantically to change your flight. Call them, you will be competing with thousands of other passengers for an airline seat.

French air traffic control asking airlines to cut back flights to and from France.
From 4am UTC, Thursday 28 April 2016 to 4am Friday morning.

General strike starts 
Wednesday 27 April 5pm UTC 
till Friday morning April 29, 2016 - 0400 UTC. 

For this and other striking workers who might mess with your travel plans www.easystravelreport.com

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.
Here's the air traffic control union that threaten strike action for the 28th

13 April, 2016 Possible French National Rail (SNCF) 26 April 2016.12 April 2016 (its on)

Belgian air traffic controllers have been calling in sick calling flight delays still effecting flights from Brussels Airport and Charleroi Airport.
Flights spent spinning out of control today by a wildcat strike from not French but Belgian air traffic control. Issue over pension reforms. Which leaves you with a cancelled or brought forward or severely delayed flight. We do know strike will go into the night if not longer. For updates see www.easytravelreport.com or Belgian air traffic control strike page. Perhaps you need to know a new Greek general strike is being planned for May.
(How can this strike be legal, no notice. I'd expect union will incur heavy fines)

4 April Things have calmed down and flights back to normal. Issue still not resolved. All you have to worry about now perhaps:- Italian air traffic control strike and Greek Strikes. See our link above for this and other strikes that may effect you in France ie Toulouse Airport disruptions

1 April 2016 Airlines struggle to get flights back in line well into the evening. 

French air traffic control strike is on:-
Wednesday 30 March 2016 Less disruption than expected. Marseille airlines have been asked to cut back flights by 33%. Making life difficult for international connections. Orly by 20%, Bordeaux minimal service in the morning. Nantes delays in the evening and night. Montpellier closed. 

Less disruption is expected than last weeks delays.....

Double whammy if you are flying to Australia. Rolling strikes across the county due to border and immigration workers. Brussels airport still closed. Greece strikes planned for April 7. Air France does not even mention flight crews strike actions. 30% of them will be out.

Tuesday 29 March 2016 Starts tomorrow Wednesday, 30 March 2016 1700UTC
Ends Friday 1 April, 2016 0400 UTC

Over all less impact than last ATC strike is expected.

31 March, 2016 Trouble spots will be, call your airline.
Bordeaux minimum service in the afternoon
Charles de Gaulle Moderate delays in the morning
Marseille and Orly to be hit hard, by delays, cancellations or perhaps your flight will be brought forward.
Remember everybody flying will deal with the knock-on effect.

Update:- Saturday, 26 March 2016 A conference will take place Tuesday March 29, 2016 2pm local time to discuss impact. (No official strike notice has been given, perhaps in the recent circumstances workers will wise up) Follow the big NOP 

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.

Air France Strike
20 March 2016 30% of Air France crews who belong to SNPL union will strike Thursday March 31, 2016 same day as French general strike is being planned. French national railway SNCF will be on strike that day.

​    French Air Traffic Control Strike
Heads Up!
Update:-23 March 2016 French air traffic controllers threaten more strike action next week if they don't get something in concrete. Strike earlier this week saw Orly delays of 80 mins, one in three flights cancelled. Will CDG take the brunt next week?

Update:-Sunday 20 March 2016 Monday will see flights reduced to and from these airports by 33%:- Beauvais, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Orly. You are not alone thousands of passengers have been cancelled or delayed.

Update:-18 March 2016 French air traffic control strike 20 - 22 March is on, airlines to be asked to cut back flights by 20%. Another meeting to take place Sunday morning 8:30 UTC time see NOP

17 March 2016 Heads up. French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) strike.  
Sunday 20 March 2016 5am to Tuesday 22 March 5am.
Will effect air traffic control, minimal service will be in effect and that will depend on which controllers show up for work. 
More information to come after meeting which is planned tomorrow, Friday at 2pm, local time.
Be prepared for your flight to be brought forward, canceled or delayed. Airlines will likely be asked to cut back flights to and from France. 
Of course Air France will take the brunt of any strike action.
Check back with us tomorrow.

Strikes from 2016
French Air Traffic Control Strike
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

Here's an update for you from Eurocontrol portal. It's shocking. Will get better throughout the day.

Announced today Friday 22 January, 2016 
Two thirds of French air traffic controllers to strike, Tuesday 26 January, 2016. Talks will be on going till Monday. It’s enough workers to not show up for work, that it will ruin your travel plans.

Be prepared for your flight to be brought forward to Monday, canceled or delayed. Airlines will likely be asked to cut back flights to and from France. No airport will get a pass. 

Earlier this week a coalition of airlines was formed 
“Airline for Europe” - EasyJet, Ryanair, Air France - KLM.
Along with airport fees this coalition wants new air traffic control strike rules across Europe. 
Watch dgac blog
National Union of Air Traffic Controllers SNCTA
General Confederation of Labour (USAC-CGT)

French Public Service Strike
Three French unions CGT, FO and Solidarity have given strike notice for
Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
Air France likely to take the brunt of any strike action. Come the day, Air France will have a contingency plan in place. Can you get away with only hand luggage? Re-think any public transportation plans, that includes taxi's. Taxi's will be on strike and will block main roads. It's likely your airport road. Be prepared to hoof it with your luggage. In fact, change your ticket for the day after.

4 January 2015 Air France pilot strikes in January 

French Air Traffic Control
Reims air traffic control strike
From 5am, 23 November till 28 November 2015 5am.
Expect delays and re-routing. 
Keep an eye on this blog 
(We’ve never seen this type of strike action, new to us.)

Air France pilot strike December 2015

Old strikes for 2015
Air traffic control strike cancelled for Saturday 16 November, 2015 from 5:30am to 8:30am and
"Faced with the authority of the tragedy that has struck Paris and its region, SNCTA, majority trade union of air traffic controllers, suspends
strike notice on 17 November and subsequent days"

Update:Good news 1 July 2015 French air traffic control  Strike has been cancelled

Update:-Wednesday 1 July 2015 Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recommend you call your airline 50% of flights will go.
Talks have failed between the Secretary of State for Transport and the National Union of Air Traffic Controllers (SNCTA), threat of new strike in 10 - 15 days high.

Update:-Sunday 28 June 2015
Thursday 2 July starting 0400 UTC 
0400 UTC Saturday 4 July 2015. 
More news out tomorrow. Not much change from the original notice.

(Update:-28 June 2015 This strike is cancelled. Forget you ever saw it. Deal made with for this union unsa-icna

25 June 2015 NOP is reporting air traffic control strike might start Tuesday, 04:00 30 June 2015 - Saturday, 04:00, 4 July, 2015 Massive change of plans)

See delays at Nice Airport 
(Interrupt you here attention French nationwide taxi strike tomorrow 25 June, 2015)

Announced 22 June 2015:-

      Thursday 2 July 2015 and 
           Friday 3 July 2015
If you are flying on these days to France, from France or over French air space expect your flight to be delayed, cancelled or brought forward.  French air traffic control will ask airlines to cancel a certain percentage of flights - as much as 50% is possible. Can you adjust your plans before everyone else does? You will likely occur a fee, otherwise airlines not likely to know what's going on till 24 - 48 hours before strike action. It really depends on which non union controllers will show up for work. Keep an eye on those links above. We will be updating and don't forget to check our front page 
www.easytravelreport.com sometimes that gets updated first.
​​Air France pilot's will not strike this summer 2015 per pilot union.

Complaint by Ryanair passenger Dublin to Faro Irish Times

22 April 2015 Article out by London Evening Standard EasyJet - You pay fee to prove your flight was cancelled.

​April 17, 2015 Update:-SNCTA lift strike action planned for April 29 - May 2, 2015. Good news, have a nice and safe trip. Issue still not overwith.... They will be back.

Next French air traffic control strike dates are April 16 - 18th and involving public holiday April 29th - May 2
(Do you want to know why?
and another great article. What to do, The Independent)

​Update:-April 15, 2015 Nothing new in the news regarding April 29 - May 2. 

Update:-Monday 13 April, 2015 Strike planned for 16-18th April has been cancelled.

so far April 29 - 2 May strike is still on. Pray for them people.

Tuesday 7 April, 2015 Sorry no good news for you. DGAC asking airlines to remove 40% of its flights for Wednesday. 

Saturday 4 April 2015 Update:- More air traffic control strike dates added, must be confirmed, not looking good. April 16 - 18th and April 29th - May 2.

3 April 2015 Update:-Air traffic control strike will start Wednesday 04:00 and end Friday, 10th 04:00.

2 April 2015  French general strike is planned for Thursday 9 April 2015. French air traffic controllers will join in. Chances are your flight will be brought forward, cancelled or delayed. Air France will take brunt of the strike action.
We will be updating this page.
You can also follow along with us at Easy Travel Report and Air France strike 2015.

24 March 2015 French air traffic control strike has been cancelled, till a more suitable time.

French Airport Strike
French air traffic control strike Wednesday to Friday 25 - 27 March, 2015
More information to be released tomorrow Tuesday 24th.
Union SNCTA calling for the strike action.

Last strike actions
This time folks, it's Air France workers striking.
Nothing to do with air traffic control.

French Nationwide Transportation Strike
Announced today 27, October 2014 24 hour national transportation strike. Strike will involve all forms of transport. Strike will happen on Tuesday 4 November 2014 follow along with us Easy Travel Report

Old strike actions for 2014
26 August 2014 Air France pilot's will make announcement this Thursday regarding future strike action. Follow along Air France strike page

Old Strikes for 2014
Air France strike Saturday 2, August 2014
Air France pilot strike month of September?

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.

   French Air Traffic Control Strike
26 June 2014 ATC strike never really ended till 1000 UTC time today.

Dailymail reports families sleeping on airport floors.

            Tuesday - Sunday 24 - 29 June
​Monday French ATC asking airlines to reduce flights to and from France by 20%. Flights reduced from Paris - -CDG - ORLY-EuroAirport Basel–Mulhouse–Freiburg, Strasbourg International Airport,, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Bordeaux. Also Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. Your airline will have the details.
Air France passengers to take brunt of strike action. Here's what Air France has to say.
Sunday evening, 22 June 2014 SNCTA flinch and drop strike action. 75% of flights will operate. Flights to suffer will be from southern Europe and Northern Africa. Meetings to take place first week of July. Lepoint.fr   DGCA still to release a press release. Union made issue come into the for front of the news at our (the passengers) expense. Leaves bad taste in your mouth. Thank you everyone who passed on information.
PS. Perhaps Belgian air traffic control will strike Tuesday adding to the mix.

20 June 2014  Torture yes. You are at DGCA mercy. They are the ones who will tell your airline to cut back by 50%(?) of flights to from France. Follow DGAC blog for announcements.

19 June 2014 Another air traffic control union joins in UNSA-ICNA. Situation is looking bleak. School children out of school, first holiday week-end. Peek travel. You've called your airline?

7 June 2014 French air traffic control union SNCTA 
calls on all controllers 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.

Please if you have information pass it on to us.

Old industrial actions for 2014
       French Air Traffic Control Strike
​Thursday 6pm, 14 May 2014 French civil servants strike till 5am Friday morning. Here's what Air France has to say. Passengers will face delays and cancellations across the country. (Yes, it's not you, this was late notice)

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
Also see DGAC blog
No disruptions to French railways expected.

5 March 2014 Came across this article today by France's largest air traffic control union SNTCA. SNCTA have called a strike for Tuesday, March 18th. Sorry that is all we know for now. More news out Monday 17th.
29 January Here we go for Thursday flight info http://dsnado.canalblog.com/

28 January, 2014 Update:-Strike times are in. Wednesday, 29th 6pm - Friday, 5am 31st.

24 January 2014 Good news French air traffic control has been cancelled except for one day, the 30th. Time to be announced on Tuesday.

French air traffic control strike planned (SNCTA)
Insane. 5 days of strike action. 
Starting 5pm Monday, 27th January, 2014 till 5am on 31st January. Friday. Other countries joining in Portugal, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy. See ETR

Good riddance to last years 2013 industrial actions.
see French air traffic control strikes 2010 - 2013 if you really need to!

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The SNCTA approx. 41% of the vote 
​UNSA-ICNA 22.4%.

Air traffic control unions striking May 22, 2018
USAC-CGT (General Confederation of Labor) FO (Fuerza Obrera) and UNSA (National Union of Autonomouse Unions)

French public holidays 2018:-
​April 2, 2018 Easter Monday

25 March 2018 Reset to day light saving.

Tuesday May 1, 2018 Labour Day

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Victory Day

Thursday, May 10, 2018 Ascension Day

Monday 21 May, 2018 Whit Monday.

Saturday July 14, 2018 Bastille Day

Wesnesday August 15, 2018 Assumption of Mary

Daylight savings ends Sunday October 28, 2018

All Saints' Day Thursday, November 1, 2018 

November 11, 2018 Armistice Day

Christmas Day is a Tuesday this year 2018

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2016 will be a tough year for passengers traveling to France. French air traffic controllers face severe cut backs and even closure of some control towers due to single skies policy implementation. Busiest controllers in Europe, 9,000 flights a day. Airline passengers will take the brunt of it, particularly national airline Air France. Other airlines who are not even flying to France will have to fly around French air space, adding time, delays and fuel. If you have a layover/changing planes in a French international airport make sure you have a French visa. This way ensuring you can be put up in a hotel instead of a cot parked outside the bathrooms in international arrivals terminal.
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