April 19, 2024

The French Air Site visitors Controllers are on strike on June 6, 2023, affecting flights from 6 PM on June 5 till 6 AM on June 7.

It’s unclear what proportion of flights have to be canceled, however Air France plans to function all its long-haul flights and flights from Charles de Gaulle (CDG). 30% of the flight to/from Paris Orly and choose different French airports are canceled.

Air France has issued the next steerage:

Up to date:  June 4, 2023, 06:00 PM Paris native time

Following a strike by air site visitors controllers, The French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) has requested all airways to scale back their flight schedules to and from some French airports on June 06, 2023.

For today, Air France plans to function:

  • all its long-haul flights,
  • all its flights to and from Paris Charles de Gaulle,
  • almost 7 out of 10 flights to and from Paris Orly sure French airports.

Delays and last-minute cancellations can’t be dominated out. The flight schedule is updated and clients affected by cancelled flights have been notified individually by SMS, e mail or by way of the Air France software.

For purchasers whose flight is cancelled, a voucher or a full refund within the occasion that they now not journey. Air France regrets this strike motion and is doing all the things doable to restrict the affect on its clients.

Passenger Rights

European Union EC 261/2004 Air Passengers’ rights do apply in case of strikes, however the requirement of delay compensation doesn’t.

Airways should rebook affected passengers to their last vacation spot on the earliest alternative, even when this implies transferring them to competing carriers.

Airways are additionally chargeable for Obligation to Care which suggests meals and lodging in case of lengthy delays.

Passengers also can go for a refund (their alternative) if the flight is canceled or considerably delayed.

Conclusion

Let’s see how lengthy these strikes in France proceed in opposition to the pension reform the president has pushed by means of. Not solely are air site visitors controllers on strike tomorrow however there are probably widespread demonstrations.

I’m taking an Air France flight to Paris on Monday afternoon that shouldn’t be affected by this exercise.