Cancellations and delays in el prat by drivers in france strike
Air traffic restrictions laid down by the authority of Civil Aviation of France by air traffic controllers strike, called for this Wednesday and tomorrow Thursday, 8 and 9 April, affect operations of the French capital airports Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly, as well as the airports of Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, nice, and Nantes. In Spain, Barcelona – El Prat Airport which is more affected with the cancellation of some 40 flights and heavy delays of more than one hour on routes to that country is.
The strike has been convened by SNCTA, the largest trade union of air traffic controllers of the country, protesting workloads and increasing the age of retirement, exceeding other European air traffic controllers taking France one of the busiest airspaces in the European Union, and the blocking of the talks with the authorities of the sector. Expected other seven-day strike during the last two weeks of the month.
Airlines have been instructed to update their flight plan for those two days in these facilities by reducing half of its flights in and out of France.
At Barcelona – El Prat Airport, airline Vueling, Air France, British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have been canceled since Tuesday 39 flights to different parts of Europe. It is the Spanish airport recorded a greater impact on operations with France, as well as flights to destinations in countries of North and Central Europe that cross French airspace where there is a reduction of 40% capacity (see: French drivers strike: reduce by 40% the number of operations).
Half of the cancellations are links to Paris, Lyon, and Nice, and the rest are connections with Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The most important delay has occurred on a flight bound for London, which had to take off from El Prat at 6:45 p.m. and exited at 7:49 pm. There have also been delays of over 30 minutes on links with Brussels, Zurich, Paris and DÃ¼sseldorf.
Madrid-Barajas and MÃ¡laga airports also reported a small number of cancellations.
the Spanish Vueling and Air Nostrum
Vueling canceled for Wednesday 28 flights on routes between Paris-Orly airport with Florence, Porto, Rome, Fuerteventura, Malaga, Alicante and its main base of Barcelona – El Prat; connections between the airport of Rome to Marseille and nice and the route between Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport and Madrid-Barajas.
The airline has arranged a link on its website in which passengers can consult information about cancellations and the status of flights. Aismimso has relaxed its policy of reservations allowing you to make changes in free flight or date or claim a refund on the affected route, which may be carried out within seven days from the date of the affected flight.
Air Nostrum has cancelled this Wednesday 16 flights with France on the occasion of the strike called by French drivers, specifically a connection of back and forth with Bordeaux, another with Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, nice and three in both directions with Toulouse, as they have indicated to Europa Press the airline sources.
Air France, the most affected
Although the airline Air France, the most affected by the strike, has warned that it is still updating their programming for these two days, in principle has planned for this Wednesday operate his long radio program almost in full, more than 60% of the average radio with Charles de Gaulle program, 30% of the same extent with Paris Orly flights; and 60% with origin or destination in the rest of the affected airports by the restrictions of the French authorities.
“In these conditions, it is advisable to book the alternative flight beginning April 10”, said the company which also warns that can register last-minute cancellations and delays, so remind verify information of flight planning updated in real time on your web page.
Airlines are recommending passengers who must travel on Wednesday and Thursday, on 8 and 9 April, check the status of your flight with your respective carrier before going to the airport.
easyJet: 118 flights cancelled
EasyJet has reported, meanwhile, that for this Wednesday “we have taken the decision to cancel 118 flights to and from France, of which 10 depart or arrive in the United Kingdom“.
adds that the company is trying to “minimize the negative impact that both strikes may cause our customers. Alerts to all our passengers by text message or email if your flight is affected. Also we recommend you to check in real time the status of your flight using our “Flight Tracker” page on the website easyjet.com before leaving for the airport”.
Ryanair: more than 200 flights cancelled
Ryanair has informed that if it is forced to Cancel more than 250 flights for Wednesday because of the strike, warning that can produce further cancellations and delays therefore also recommends its passengers to check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport in the web portal Ryanair.com where the information will be updated.
“It is tremendously unfair that thousands of European travelers to return to see your travel plans interrupted by the actions of a small number of French ATC workers Egoists”, says the company that has contacted all customers affected by email and text message and informed choices (full refundfree shuttle on the next available flight or free transportation on an alternative flight).