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05 Feb 2020 | 08:42 AM UTC

France: Air traffic controllers to strike nationwide February 5-7

Labor union calls air traffic controllers to strike nationwide February 5-7; confirm flight reservations

transportation
FRA

Event

The USAC-CGT union representing air traffic controllers announced that its members will go on strike on Thursday, February 6, to denounce the government's proposed universal pension reform. Flight disruptions are to be expected as early as the evening (local time) on Wednesday, February 5, and into the morning on Friday, February 7. Air France stated that disruptions to its domestic and medium-haul flights are possible on February 6 and 7. If recent strikes are any indication, this round should have little impact on air traffic. 

Flight delays and cancelations should still be expected in French airports across the country during the strike period.

Context

A nationwide strike has been underway since December 5 to denounce the government's proposed universal pension reform. The strike has resulted in significant transportation disruptions across France.

Advice

Individuals flying into or out of France are advised to monitor developments, expect consequent flight delays and cancelations, confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport, and contact their airline for more information.