Just as travel season begins, we have several strikes announced by the air traffic controllers union in France. The first has already begun, for Wednesday April 8th and Thursday April 9th.
Next will come strikes from April 16th through the18th, and then April 29th through May 2nd.
Although these strikes will mostly affect flights within France, they will undoubtedly have some effect on international flights as well, especially in the case of long-haul flights.
So we advise you to check with the airline if you are flying to France….whether on Air France or another carrier. All international carriers are subject to the possibility of flight disruptions. In many cases, these carriers will waive cancellation penalties, although that is not a guarantee. If you have travel insurance, you might also want to check with the insurance company. Not all policies will cover strikes that are announced in advance.