France - Strike

11 October 2017

France: Air traffic controllers walk out, flights cancelled

Tens of thousands of airline passengers have been told that their flights have been cancelled as a result of the latest French air traffic control strike, according to The Independent.

The action, which started at 17h00 yesterday (October 9), will continue until the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Thirty percent of flights across the country have reportedly been cancelled, although Air France said it would operate all long-distance flights to and from Paris's airports.

The main air-traffic controllers’ unions are stopping work as part of a national strike against the labour reform policies of President Emmanuel Macron.

The action is also expected to impact many public services in France, including public transport. Travellers should allow plenty of extra time to get to the airport and consider alternative transport options where possible.