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France – General Strike 10 September.

This afternoon it has been reported that the national general strike by public sector workers in France is going ahead tomorrow.

It is now understood that air travel will be impacted, however, to what degree is as yet unknown. Eurocontrol reports that air traffic routes may be reduced by 20 percent depending on staffing, but that will depend on the situation that develops through tomorrow.

According to the Director of Operations, there may be delays in the Brest area as early as this evening (Monday 9th September). From tomorrow delays of 25 minutes to two hours should be expected in the areas controlled by towers around Bordeaux, Reims, Paris, Marseille and Brest.

There are likely to be air traffic restrictions at Paris-Orly, Lyn and Marseille. As always, our advice to to check in online for your flight and ensure that your email address and cell phone number is in your booking.

Eurostar’s services are unaffected. For more information on SNCF’s TGV services please check www.infolignes.com

French Industrial Action – Eurostar Services Unaffected.

Further to our post below, regarding the SNCF industrial action later this week, please note that Eurostar services are unaffected. Further information concerning any possible onward journey on the French domestic rail network can be found at: www.infolignes.com

France – ATC & Rail Strikes This Week.

French Air Traffic Control has announced industrial action between Tuesday 11th June and Thursday 13th June 2013.

As a result some flights will be disrupted, or cancelled, please contact us (GTM) if you are due to travel to France during the aforementioned dates. As always, please also ensure that you do check in online for your flight/s too.

Rail Europe are also advising that SNCF, France’s national railway company, will go on strike from 2000 CET on Wednesday 12th June, running through until 0800 on Friday 14th June. SNCF are advising that their normal timetable cannot be guaranteed during the disruption.