France - Strike

4 April 2018

France: Air France expects to operate 75% of flights

Several Air France staff unions have called for a strike today, Tuesday, April 3, as well as April 7, 10 and 11.

The airline is expecting to be able to operate 75% of its usual flight schedule, including 70% of long-haul flights, 67% of medium-haul flights to and from Charles de Gaulle, 85% of short-haul flights to and from Paris-Orly and French provinces.

However, a statement on its website warns that last-minute delays and cancellations may occur. “It is too early to evaluate the possible impacts on 7, 10 and 11 April 2018. As soon as we have a more accurate estimate of the number of employees on strike and the impact on our operations, our flight schedule will be changed accordingly and made public the day before your departure.”

Air France has made a number of rebooking options available at no extra cost:

April 3:

  • Passengers with an Air France ticket issued on or before March 28, for a flight operated by Air France or Joon on April 3, can postpone the trip between April 4 and 8.
  • The country of destination or origin can also be changed, the flight cancelled, or postponed for a date after April 8. In these cases Air France will provide a non-refundable voucher, valid for one year, on Air France, KLM, or HOP! flights.
  • Until April 6, flight bookings can be changed directly on the web, or on the mobile app, at no extra cost in the same cabin.

April 7:

  • Tickets booked on or before April 1 for travel on April 7 can be moved to either April 4 or 6, or can be postponed to April 8 or 9.
  • A non-refundable voucher will be made available to those who wish to postpone their flight to a date after April 9, which will be valid for one year on Air France, KLM, or HOP!. 

Air France flights operated by an aircraft other than that of Air France or Joon (HOP!, KLM, Delta) will not be affected by the strike.