December 4, 2023

The strike exercise in France continues this week in opposition to the proposed change within the retirement age from 62 to 64 years + extra prolonged work historical past to gather a full pension.

Air Visitors Controllers have confirmed that they’ll take part on this motion, affecting trains and public transportation.

Throughout these strikes, there’s often a 20% to 25% discount in allowed flights from choose French airports, which additionally impacts flights that make the most of French airspace.

Air France intends to fly their long-haul schedule and flights to/from Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. There can be roughly a 20% discount in all different flights.

Air Passenger Rights

The EU’s EC 261/2004 regulation covers passengers caught on this strike.

Do not forget that EC 261/2004 applies to all flights from the EU/EEA and group carriers’ flights exterior the EU/EEA to the union. The UK has additionally instituted related laws, UK261.

Passengers can select a refund if their flight is canceled or considerably delayed, even when the ticket is non-refundable.

Airways should additionally rebook affected passengers to their last vacation spot on the earliest alternative, even when this implies rebooking them on different airways.

Considerably delayed passengers are additionally eligible for airline paid lodging and meals.

Air France’s announcement:

Up to date:  April 4, 2023  9:00 PM Paris native time

The French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) has requested all airways to scale back their flight schedules to and from Paris Orly and some French airports on April 6, 2023 as a part of the nationwide strike motion in France. For this present day, Air France plans to function :

  • all its long-haul flights,
  • all its flights to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle,
  • almost 8 out of 10 flights to and from sure French airports.

Delays and last-minute cancellations can’t be dominated out. The flight schedule is being up to date and clients affected by cancelled flight are notified individually by SMS, e mail or through the Air France utility.


The demonstrations in opposition to the retirement age and profit modifications have plagued France for the previous few weeks.

The vast majority of flights have gone ahead, however there have been some delays and cancellations additionally on flights that merely make the most of the French airspace.

In case your journey tomorrow entails flying to/from/by means of/over France, you must monitor your itinerary for doable modifications.