French industrial action enters second day

French air traffic control chiefs are warning that they have now received notification from union leaders that industrial action could resume on April 16-18 and April 29-May 1.

Industrial action by air traffic controllers is continuing today with many airlines forced to suspend half their planned flight schedule.

The strike which started on April 8 caused chaos for passengers flying to and from France and delays to all flights crossing French airspace, with inevitable knock-on effects across Europe.

Airlines were yesterday instructed to scrap around 40 per cent of the 4,000 services that would begin or end in France during a normal day in order to cope with the disruption, according to DGAC, France’s civil aviation authority.

SNCTA, France’s biggest air traffic controllers’ union, has called for members to walk out on 8 and 9 April and is planning a possible further seven days of action before 2 May, causing further disruption to one of the busiest airspaces in Europe.

The strikers are protesting against the restructuring plans that, they say, threaten the air navigation service in France.

Read: French ATC industrial action risk this week

Impact of industrial action on French airports and ATC centres (All times Greenwich Mean Time GMT/UTC – British Summer Time = GMT+1)

Situation April 9 between 09h00 until 1100

French Area Control Centres

Paris ACC

LFFF East area : due to industrial action, an average delay of 30min until 1100UTC, then increasing up to 80 minutes at 1200UTC.

LFFF West area : due to industrial action, an average delay of 90min until 1100UTC then 110 minutes until 1200UTC.

Reims ACCdue to industrial action, an average delay of 100  until 1130UTC, then 50 minutes until 1200UTC.

Brest ACCdue to industrial action, an average delay of 60 minutes until 1200UTC.

Bordeaux ACCdue to industrial action, an average delay of 200 min until 1100 UTC, increasing up to 220 until 1200UTC.

Marseille ACC :

LFMM East area : due to industrial action, an average delay of 30 minutes until 1200 UTC.

LFMM West area : due to industrial action, an average delay of 100 min until 1200 UTC.

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French Airports

Paris Orly (LFPO) : due to industrial action,an average delay of 45minutes increasing to 120 minutes for southwest bound flights until 1200UTC.

Paris CDG (LFPG) : due to industrial action,an average delay of 30 minutes until 1200UTC.

Lyon (LFLL) : due to industrial action, an average delay of 60min until 12h00 UTC.

Nice (LFMN) : due to industrial action, an average delay of 30min until  12h00 UTC.

Toulouse (LFBO) : due to industrial action, an average delay of 110min until 12h00 UTC.

Marseille (LFML) : due to industrial action, an average delay of 60min until 12h00 UTC.

Nantes (LFRS) : due to industrial action, ATS not provided until 1000UTC.

Bordeaux (LFBD) : due to industrial action, an average delay of 110min until 12h00 UTC.

Bâle-Mulhouse (LFSB) : due to industrial action, an average delay of 20min until 12h00 UTC.

Strasbourg (LFST) : due to industrial action, an average delay of 100min until 12h00 UTC.

Rennes (LFRN) : due to industrial action, ATS not provided until 1800UTC.

Lannion (LFRO) : due to industrial action, ATS not provided until 1030UTC

Rodez (LFCR) : due to industrial action, ATS not provided between 1100 up to 1200UTC

Lyon Bron (LFLY) : due to industrial action, ATS not provided until 2030UTC

La Rochelle (LFBH) : due to industrial action, ATS not provided until tomorrow 0400UTC.

Tarbes (LFBT) : due to industrial action,heavy delay for some flights. ATS will not be provided from 2100UTC during the night.

Pau (LFBP)due to industrial action, some flight with some delays until 1200UTC.

Biarritz (LFBZ) : due to industrial action, an average delay of 70min until 12h00 UTC.

Beauvais (LFOB)due to industrial action, an average delay of 100min until 1200UTC.

Lille (LFQQ) : due to industrial action, no significant delay until 1200UTC.

Montpellier (LFMT) : due to industrial action, ATS restricted (only CTR) .

 

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