Air Traffic Control (ATC) strikes in France that are due to happen this Friday is expected to disrupt and limit the amount of operations in Paris & Marseille.
This will be part of a series of strikes that have occurred over the course of this year, with the DGAC asking airlines to reduce their scheduling into these airports.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
France ATC Strikes on Friday Will Disrupt Paris & Marseille Ops…
It is understood that the reduction in operations will affect Paris Orly, Beauvais as well as Marseille-Provence airports.
Orly will have a significant reduction, representing around 40% of the scheduling, with Marseille coming second at 20%, and Beauvais third at 15%.
Strike actions by controllers in France have been effective in the form of flight disruption, and tend to affect overflights as well.
Back in October 2022, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair called for overflights to be protected following a series of ATC strikes in the Paris area.
At the time, CEO Michael O’Leary said the following on this:
“We’re fed up with these repeated flight disruptions and cancellations caused by tiny French ATC unions, and the French Govt policy of using minimum services to protect French flights for French citizens while disrupting thousands of flights overflying France for thousands of EU citizens who are not travelling to/from France.”
All eyes will be on the airlines for this coming Friday to see how much disruption this new set of strikes will cause.
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