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.
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British Airways has launched a new route from London Gatwick to Limoges, France from May 2017.
Officially, the route from London Gatwick to Limoges (Limoges Airport) launches on 28 May 2017. However, we have found flights operating earlier in May.
The route will operate up to four times weekly with flights on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
As is par the course for BA short-haul routes from London Gatwick, the timing of the flights varies widely by day with departure times ranging from very early in the morning to late evening.
The route is scheduled to operate until early September 2017.
The frequency and duration of this route may be varied at short notice depending on its commercial performance (again, this is par the course for BA at Gatwick).
This route addition does join a growing list of seasonal BA routes to France including seasonal flights from Heathrow to Biaritz, Montpellier and Nantes.
Flights are on sale now at ba.com
British Airways continues its successful strategy of summer seasonal routes from London Heathrow with the launch of there new routes from 2016: Biarritz in South West France, Mahon on the island of Menorca and Palermo, the capital of Sciliy.
The airline will fly two times a week to Biarritz from Sunday 1 May, four times a week to Menorca from Friday 29 April 2016 and two times a week to Palermo from Saturday 30 April 2016.
All flights will depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5. Flights are on sale now at ba.com
London Heathrow – Biarritz (Biarritz Pay-Basque airport)
BA0382 Depart London Heathrow 16:25 – Arrive Biarritz 19:15 (Wednesday & Sunday)
BA0383 Depart Biarritz 20:10 – Arrive London Heathrow 21:00 (Sunday)
BA0383 Depart Biarritz 20:15 – Arrive London Heathrow 21:05 (Wednesday)
London Heathrow – Menorca (Mahon airport)
BA0494 Depart London Heathrow 16:10 – Arrive Menorca 19:30 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
BA0495 Depart Menorca 20:20 – Arrive London Heathrow 21:50 (Monday, Friday, Saturday)
BA0495 Depart Menorca 20:25 – Arrive London Heathrow 21:55 (Wednesday)
London Heathrow – Palermo (Palermo International Airport)
BA0610 Depart London Heathrow 15:15 – Arrive Palermo 19:10 (Saturday)
BA0610 Depart London Heathrow 15:20 Arrive Palermo 19:15 (Tuesday)
BA0611 Depart Palermo 19:55 – Arrive London Heathrow 21:55 (Saturday)
BA0611 Depart Palermo 20:00 – Arrive London Heathrow 22:00 (Tuesday)
British Airways is to launch a direct route from London City airport to Bergerac from Sunday 1 May 2016.
The route will initially operate three times a week (Monday, Friday, and Sunday), increasing to four times a week between Thursday 23 June to Thursday 1 September.
As is par the course for seasonal London City routes flight times vary by day, but broadly speaking flights leave London City mid-morning and return from Bergerac early afternoon.
The route will be operated by a combination of Embraer aircraft owned by British Airways and a Saab 2000 aircraft which is operated under a “wet lease” by Eastern Airways.
Flights are on sale now at ba.com.