Zut Alors! French strikes cause problems for airline passengers
After a one day protest by air traffic controllers last week, the French are once more going all out to cause maximum airline misery over the next few days.
A general strike affecting aviation workers has been confirmed to begin this evening - and last until Friday. The strike action is likely to affect domestic flights and short-haul routes between France and European cities, as well as flights passing through French airspace.
Air France is attempting to operate a full service of long-haul flights throughout the action. British Airways' website hasn't bothered to add details of any disruption (and in fact don't even mention the strike is occurring), unlike Ryanair who are fully briefing their passengers.
80 per cent of easyJet flights pass through French airspace, and as a result the airline is expecting disruption and cancellations across the week:
We are working closely with the French Government to try to minimise the impact to our customers, unfortunately however we will have to cancel a number of our flights and have been advised that there is a high risk of additional disruption during the day. As soon as we know which flights are directly affected we will contact those customers affected.
If you happen to be flying to mainland European destinations or beyond this week, check in with your airline before heading off to the airport.