Expected disruption due to strikes by Air Traffic Control in France from Monday 6 March to Friday 10 March 2017

Air Traffic Controllers in certain regions of France are due to take industrial action at various times between Monday 6 March to Friday 10 March 2017.

The French Civil Aviation Authority has asked airlines to reduce their schedules accordingly.

This will cause delays and cancellations to flights to and from the UK that pass through French airspace, principally flights to and from France, Spain and North Africa.

Airlines are likely to minimise the impact of the strike by circumventing French airspace where possible.

The following airlines have issued guidance on rebooking options for passengers.

Please note that this page does not provide live flight information so any cancellations listed are proactive cancellations made in advance, and do not necessarily include any delays/cancellations made on the day.

You can check live flight information on the websites of Gatwick, Heathrow and London City airports.

Air France

Air France passengers who are due to fly to/from Bordeaux, Toulouse, Pau, Biarritz, Nantes, Brest, Rennes, Lorient, Quimper, Caen, Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Lisboa, Rabat, Casablanca, Tunis, Algiers and Oran can rebook to an alternative flight between Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 March and Saturday 11 – Friday 17 March.

Alternatively, passengers can cancel their trip and exchange it for a voucher which can be used towards any flight after Friday 17 March.

There’s more on the Air France website.

British Airways

BA passengers who are due to fly to any BA destination in France (Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Toulouse, Marseille, Lyon, Nice, Bordeaux, Chambery) and Barcelona and Madrid can rebook to an alternative flight to the same destination between Saturday 11 – Friday 17 March.

Cancellations are currently being announced a day in advance. BA may also operate some services with larger aircraft (most likely a long-haul Boeing 777/747).

BA is cancelling approximately 20 return short-haul flights from London each day. The routes most at risk of cancellation include Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille, Nice, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon and Geneva.

You can check the status of your booking with the “Manage My Booking” tool on ba.com Passengers whose flights have been cancelled should contact either BA or their travel agent.

You can also check live arrivals and departures information on ba.com

easyJet

easyJet has not offered any specific rebooking options but the latest travel information can be viewed on the easyJet website.

KLM

KLM passengers who are due to fly to Algiers, Barcelona, Biarritz, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Brest, Caen, Casablanca, Lisbon, Lorient, Madrid, Nantes, Oran, Pau, Quimper, Rabat, Rennes, Toulouse, Tunis, Tunisia can rebook to a later date, provided the outbound flight takes place before Friday 17 March 2017.

There’s more on the KLM website.

Ryanair

Ryanair has not offered any specific rebooking options but the latest travel information can be viewed on the Ryanair website.

Ryanair has also published a list of cancellations for Friday 10 March.

Vueling

Vueling has cancelled a number of flights that pass through French airspace, including flights to and from London. A full list of cancelled flights is on the Vueling website.

Flights at risk of cancellation include London Gatwick to Barcelona and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

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