Air Traffic Controllers strike in France: Air France passengers need to read this

Air traffic controllers in France are set to strike on Thursday 19 March in a national day of strike action.

Consequently the French Civil Aviation Authority, Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) is limiting the number flights handled for each airline during that day.

Air France has confirmed it will operate all of of its long-haul flights.

On its short and medium haul network, Air France will operate nearly all its flights at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and 70 per cent of its flights at Paris-Orly, but warns that some flights may have to be cancelled during the day, and other delays may occur.

Air France is re-assuring its passengers that it will ensure that all its passengers travel.

Air France ground and sales staff will do their utmost to inform passengers if a flight is cancelled and, if necessary, offer an alternative flight either on Air France, on KLM via Amsterdam or one of the SkyTeam partner airlines.

Passengers are requested to log on to for all the latest information in the flight status tab or contact their travel operator.

Passengers in France may also call Air France on 3654, or, send a text message on their cell phones to 6 3654 indicating their flight number (e.g. AF2062).

Air France flight schedules will be updated on March 19th at noon.

Passengers on other airlines should check with their respective airlines. It will be a tough day to fly in France.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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