General strike in France - Air France update - 18-19 October

Monday 18, October 2010


General strike in France - Air France update - 18-19 October


Industrial action by some of the employees of three refuelling companies in Paris-Charles de Gaulle is causing disruption to the Air France network with delays and a few flights cancellations.


Real time updates are available for passengers:


  • on (English version) under ‘Flight and Destination information’, 
  • or by calling their local Air France call centre or travel agent (click here for the list of call centres).
  • by texting  6 36 54 with the keyword "JOUR" followed by the four digit flight number (on departure from France only).


Tuesday 19 October 2010: Air France traffic forecast

Strike action hes been called for by some air traffic control unions within the framework of the national strike in France on Tuesday 19 October 2010. 


Consequently, the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) will be limiting the number of flights operated by all airlines.


On 19 October, Air France plans to operate:


  • 100% of its long-hauil flights,
  • 80% of its short and medium-haul flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle,
  • 50% of its short and medium-haul flights from Paris-Orly.


Air France apologizes for this situation which is beyond its control and will do all it can to ensure all customers reach their destination.


Passengers whose flights are cancelled have been informed and rebooked on other flights operated by Air France, KLM or other SkyTeam partner airlines, where possible, or on flights the following day.


Some last-minute cancellations are also to be expected. Air France airport and sales staff will be available to assist customers.


Passengers can consult updated information in real time:


  • at, in the "flight schedules" and "flight information" sections, 
  • by calling 3654, on departure from Paris, or by calling a number indicated in the "contact information" section for other countries.
  • by texting "JOUR" to 63654 followed by the 4-digit flight number (on departure from France only)



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