TRANSPORT – Air traffic controller strikes

Another strike to the French transport system is in the pipeline this week with a proposed six-day air traffic controller strike starting today that will affect many French airports.

The French public and indeed tourists in the country are losing patience with continuing changes to their work day and holiday itineraries, and now the news of a strike affecting flights is a blow again after a separate strike from SNCF rail that has recently slammed the country with rail disruptions and reduced schedules.

The air traffic controller strike will not be as vast as initially thought as one of the two unions involved has since pulled out.

Around 80% of UK flights to and from France will continue to operate, though passengers should be advised to expect delays to any flights using French airspace.

Main French airports affected are Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse as well as Paris airports.

Nice Airport strike updates can be found on their website http://en.nice.aeroport.fr/ or another great website to bookmark for global strikes (including France) is www.easytravelreport.com .

As always, it is advisable for passengers to check directly with their airline regarding cancellations and changes.

 

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