The two-day strike by French air traffic controllers ended at 05.59 today (June 13) but airlines have warned of continued disruption as they return to full schedules.
There is also scheduled to be a two-hour strike by air traffic controllers in Greece today (June 13) between 15.00 and 17.00 local time which will cause more disruption to flights. While a 24-hour strike in Italy is expected to affect ground handling operations at Milan’s two airports Malpensa and Linate on Friday (June 14).
Train services in France are also being affected by industrial action by workers at SNCF, who walked out on Wednesday evening (June 12) and are due to continue striking until 08.00 local time on Friday (June 14). This action is not expected to affect Eurostar services from the UK to France with the operator running a normal schedule. For details of the rail disruption in France, click here.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled by carriers such as Easyjet, Ryanair and British Airways during the 48-hour stoppage by French workers. The strike was originally scheduled to continue until Friday morning but unions shortened their industrial action by 24 hours.
Easyjet said it expected there to still be some disruption despite the end of the strike in France.
“The strike ended at 05:59 local time however there have been significant delays and cancellations over the last two days and as a result of the disruption, a few flights today (June 13) have had to be disrupted as we try to recover our flying programme and the passengers affected,” said Easyjet.
Easyjet has also retimed some services to Greece today and cancelled some flights to Milan tomorrow. For full details, click here.
Air France told customers in a statement: “Our flight schedule will gradually be returning to normal. We expect to transport all our customers travelling to or from Paris. We are doing our utmost to ensure your trip.
“However, as some last minute delays may occur, we recommend that you check the schedule information of your flight before going to the airport.”