Thirty percent of flights cancelled due to French air traffic controllers' strike

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Thirty percent of flights cancelled due to French air traffic controllers' strike

The French civil aviation authority has ordered airports to cancel up to 30 percent of flights on Thursday and Friday due to planned strikes by air traffic controllers, part of the ongoing protests over planned pension reform.


Flights in France have already been disrupted in the early part of the week, but now the civil aviation authority has ordered airlines to cancel flights on Thursday and Friday as well. 

The civil aviation authority DGAC has ordered airlines to cancel 20 percent of the flights coming in and out of Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on Thursday and Friday and 30 percent of flights in and out of Paris-Orly, Beauvais, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice and Toulouse on March 7th and March 8th.

Around 30 percent of flights have already been cancelled on Tuesday and Wednesday as air traffic controllers walk out as part of the country's ongoing strike action.

French pension strikes: What to expect throughout March

Airlines will notify customers whose flights have been cancelled, but it’s likely that there will be knock-on effects and delays on other flights. Flights going over French airspace could also be delayed or re-routed.


People travelling on these days should also bear in mind that other services including trains and city public transport are likely to be impacted by strikes.

Rail workers, waste collectors and Paris public transport staff have called for 'renewable' strikes, so it is likely that disruption will continue through the rest of the week and possible into next week.

You can find full detail of the nationwide strike impacts HERE, find details for actions in Paris HERE and if you're planning to drive you can find details of actions on the roads HERE. Keep up with the latest developments in our strike section HERE.


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Anonymous 2023/03/03 09:54
Idiots. Fire them all. They behave like terrorists.

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