French Air Traffic Control Strike
France has warned of mass disruption at airports during the planned 3-day strikes. France’s main airports have asked airlines to cut their flight timetables by 50% after the French DGAC (Direction Générale de L'aviation Civile / Civil Aviation Authority) announced strike action by employees of the Air Traffic Control services. The strike will start at 06:00 hours (French time) on Tuesday 11th June and continue until Friday 14th June at 05:59 hours (French time).
The strikes are expected to start in France and spread throughout the European Union on Wednesday.
The strikes will coincide with a speech on Tuesday in Strasbourg by the EU's commissioner for transportation, who is looking to speed up reforms as inefficiencies in Europe's airspace costs airlines and customers an estimated 5 billion euros annually.
The affected airports are Paris Orly, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse and Nice. As a result, some flights will be disrupted or cancelled to and from France. All travellers due to travel during these days are advised to contact their airline to check the status of their flight.