The closure of Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports

Friday 16, April 2010


The closure of Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports


Due to the cloud of volcanic ashes of Mount Eyjafjallajokull (Iceland), French Civil Aviation Authorities (DGAC) orders the closure of Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports between 23h00 tonight until 14h00 tomorrow, at least.



On April 15, all long haul flights scheduled were operating or will operate, with an anticipated departure for tonight flights. Air France cancelled about 200 medium-haul flights to and from Great Britain, Scandinavia, , northern Germany, Russia and Amsterdam.


On April16, schedule to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-orly is cancelled until 14h00.


During the day, measures will be taken as the situation evolves. However, heavy disruptions are to be expected.


Air France asks the passengers concerned by cancellations not to go to the airports. Air France commercial services are doing their utmost to inform its passengers by SMS or by email. Customers whose flight has been cancelled will be able to rebook their flight or obtain a refund. Customers may consult updated flight information on this website, "Flight & destination information".




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