Airport Strikes 2018          Airline Strikes 2018

             Marseille Airport Strike - France
Very busy airport, 2015 saw 8 million passengers. Ryanair passengers other airlines from Marseille Airport may not go to your destination. You could be stuck for another day. Best have a plan B.
Vueling flights get massacred during French air traffic control strike. 53% of Vueling flights fly into French air space and 50% of them via Marseille airport.

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​  Link to Marseille Provence Airport            
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​French air traffic control strike today 14 December, 2018. Flights to and from Marseille and Orly airports badly disrupted.
Another strike is planned for Tuesday 18 December, 2018. Call your airline,  you don't want to be caught hanging around. 
Fingers crossed strike action stops here.

13 August, 2018 Morning regulars. Marseille airport still being hit by delays and bad weather.
More threatening is the strike threats by Air France and KLM possible by this Friday follow along with us Air France - KLM strikes

Tuesday 3 July, 2018 A few updates for you. Italian air strike is deferred to Saturday, 21 July, 2018. Two strikes may be announced today by Ryanair (Ireland) and Spanish air traffic control follow along Easy Travel Report. Nothing new on Marseille airport, perhaps tomorrow.

Friday ​29 June, 2018 11:29am NOP report that strike has been canceled.

Wednesday 27 June, 2018 Yes it's as you feared. I'm so sorry to tell you. They did it again.

French air traffic controllers will strike out of Marseille Airport starting Saturday morning, first shift 30 June, 2018 till early Monday morning 2 July, 2018. Keep in close contact with your airline. Reminder Italian air traffic control strike 5 July, 2018. Remember Friday nights flights will be effected and Monday - knock on effect.
Thursday 21 June, 2018 Yes, you've got it. More strike action for you again this week-end.
Strike starts Saturday morning 23 June till early Monday morning. Today airport had delays due to over capacity.... Italian air traffic control strike, Thursday 5 July. Air France pilot's still threaten strike action this week. CZ airline pilot's threaten strike action and Argentinian general strike read Easy Travel Report Pity Vueling passengers, who probably got hit going and coming.

15 June, 2018 Another French air traffic control strike this weekend starts tomorrow and will end early Monday morning. Strikes getting noticed at last by Ryanair boss and media The Telegraph
Are you up on the Air France strike next week?

Tuesday 5 June, 2018 French air traffic control strike again out of Marseille Airport. Shorter in length this time. Strike starts Saturday 9 June and strike will end following day, Sunday.

31 May, 2018 What no strikes planned for this week-end? (Guessing, assuming, going out on a limb. A strike will be in effect when French Formula 1, La Castellet, Southern France is on 22 - 24 June?)

May 2018 SNCF National rail strike is now indefinite. Check TER

Yet another French air traffic control strike originating from Marseille Airport.
Saturday, Sunday 26, 27 May, 2018. Thunderstorms also causing mayhem, very high delays from Germany - Frankfurt, Hamburg - staffing issues,  Belgium - Brussels, France - Paris CDG, Austria - Vienna, UK - Gatwick and Hungry.

Wednesday 23 May, 2018 Flights regulated today due to ATC frequency problems. Moderate to high delays.

21 MAY, 2018 As you know French air traffic control strike is on nationwide complimenting the general strike. Marseille Airport is expected to have severe delays tomorrow. Good Luck. Airlines have been asked to cut back flights by 20%.

7 May, 2018 Yet another strike by French air traffic control out of Marseille airport - again.
Saturday, Sunday 12, 13 May, 2018 and 
Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 Nationwide air traffic control strike is planned that will cause all kinds of Mayhem the day before and after see French air traffic control strike page Book a hotel, you may need it. Also read our front page for updates
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Yet another Marseille Airport strike is planned for Saturday, Sunday 26, 27 May, 2018.
21st of May is a French Bank Holiday.

Marseille Airport Strike
by Air Traffic control Saturday, Sunday 5, 6 May.
This time flights to and from Switzerland will be effected. Other flights get effected to the south, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Malta even Egypt.

7 May, 2018 Your flight tomorrow might be effected by Italian air traffic control strike

2 May 2018 Vueling pilot strike this week.
Vueling has list of cancelled flights up
Expect more strikes at Vueling, this pay issue is not going anywhere. Lot Polish airline strike has been cancelled.

Marseille Airport Strike by
air traffic control
Update:-26 April, 2018 Your flight will be delayed Saturday, 28 and 29 April, minimal service at the airport is guaranteed, Sunday a little bit more service.. Malta and Switzerland flights will be involved. Call your airline.

Wednesday 25 April, 2018 New air traffic controller strike from Marseille Airport (again)
Last strike called several flight delays around the aviation network.  Stay in close contact with your airline particularly if flying to Corsica, North Africa, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco. Minimal service will be in effect.

More information out tomorrow see NOP
We have some other strikes for you Italian air traffic control strike and controllers out of Barcelona see front page

Strike starts Saturday 28th April ending Monday morning.

See Lot Polish airlines strike and Luton airport strike threats we are following on front page Update strike was cancelled.
Tuesday March 27, 2018 We have an announcement for you Marseille Airport air traffic control will be on strike Saturday 7 April, 2018 from 0400 UTC time to Monday morning, 9th April 0400 UTC. 
Some flights will be leaving, stay in touch with your airline. Popular airport for Ryanair, easyjet, Vueling, Volotea and Air France. 
Reminder SNCF national rail strike is on the for 7th and 9th April. 

New strike dates for Air France pilots, cabin crews and baggage handling, 30 March, 2018, 3rd and 7th, 10th and 11th of April follow along Easy Travel Report for more strikes in April

Be ready, perhaps you might want to change your travel plans for next week.
French air traffic controllers are striking Thursday 22 March, 2018. This industrial action will cause a ripple around the aviation sector world wide. Call your airline.

Following day Friday 23 March, 2018 Air France pilots and ground crews will strike. If that's not enough for you HOP an Air France subsidiary will strike for 48 hours the Thursday and Friday. Follow along with us Easy Travel Report
I have an update for you Air France unions have called for strike action on Easter Friday, 30 March, 2018. Call them.​

21 February, 2018 Yes, your worst fears have happened Air France, cabin crews, pilots and ground crews will strike tomorrow. Call Air France, strike will cause knock on effect day before and after. Expect more strike action.
See Easy Travel Report

17 January, 2018 French air traffic control had planned a strike this week out of Marseille airport and it has now been cancelled. How lucky can one get. 18th January - 20th. See Easy travel 
Report for Italian flight delays Friday.

Last year 2017 strike actionsFrench air Traffic Control Strike
Air traffic controllers will strike starting Monday, 9 October, 2017 early afternoon, not ending till Wednesday early morning 11th October. Your flight to and from Marseille airport will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Call your airline, be prepared to wait.
Follow along with us

Hop Airline strike new dates possible. Pilot union will decide late July HOP Airline Strike

​​​Flights to Corsica
Air Corsica flights from Marseille Airport could be impacted by this strike action if no deal is made. Stay in touch with Air Corsica you don’t want to be sleeping at the airport.
follow along with us Air Corsica Strike
​and for Air France baggage handler strike in Corsica, Portuguese airport security strike and Italian aviation strikes in May 
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Monday 3 April, 2017 Marseille Airport has had a air traffic control failure today, expect flight delays.
Other travel plans this week up the creek. Alitalia strike, Argentina general strike and Air France subsidiary HOP baggage handling. For this and other little gems see

French Air Traffic Controllers Strike
Monday March 6, 2017 It’s confirmed Marseille Airport workers, will strike Tuesday 7 - 9 March. See Easy Travel Report for more information, your flight likely to be cancelled, brought forward or delayed. Stay in close contact with your airline, perhaps call the airport before you leave
Air France notice for passengers
You should know Air France cabin crews are striking as with second busiest airline in France Aigle Azur this week and next. 
Add to this Spain’s Air Europa strike by pilots.
New French general strike is being planned.
For this and other travel strikes

Marseille airport strikes from 2016
French Air Traffic Control Strike
Heads up, air traffic control issues have not been resolved.
New controller strikes, yes es..
Starts 6am Friday June 3, 4, 5 2016 and ends 6am on Monday the 6th. Follow along with the links below for updates 

​Marseille Airport Strike
Update:-Tuesday 17 May 2016 ATC strike starts 4am Thursday19th 
till 4am Friday 20th 
Bordeaux should be lifted in the morning
Charles de Gaulle slight delays in the morning
Orly airport asked to reduce flights to and from by 15%.
Marseille service will be slow in the morning.

16 May 2016 Flights from and to Airport will likely be delayed, cancelled or brought forward due to French air traffic control strike.
French air traffic controllers will strike on Thursday May 19, 2016. (and perhaps 26 May?) If strike goes ahead airlines will be asked to cut back flights to and from France. Stay in close contact with your airline. Air France will take brunt of strike action. French national rail company SNCF is also striking.
French taxi drivers are threatening to join in.
Please see for updates and French air traffic controllers strike (and May 26th?)
Our Air France Strike page.
If you are changing flights in France and have a long lay over in a French international arrivals lounge. Get a French visa as you will be sleeping on a cot in the lounge while other passengers sleep in a comfortable hotel bed with private bathroom. March 2016 saw 140 passengers sleeping on the floor at Orly Airport.
Expect knock-on effect.

Marseille Airport Strike
French air traffic control strikes, General Strike and Air France strike! Will effect your flight flight from Marseille Airport.

Air France Pilot Strike
Sunday May 8, 2016 Air France pilot unions SNPL and SPAF threaten strike action starting Wednesday June 1, 2016 over wage cuts.
You should also know that French air traffic controllers have not resolved issues followed along with us

Another French air traffic controller strike 
27 April 2016 Flights in and out of Marseille will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Call your airline. Regulations will be lifted in the morning but expect delays in the afternoon. Air France likely to take the brunt of strike action for this and any other travel strikes that may effect your plans
French air traffic control strike

French air traffic control strike is on:-
30 March 2016 Airlines being asked to reduce flights in and out of Marseille Airport by 33%.. Making it really tough and inconvenient on making connecting flights.

29 March 2016 Starts tomorrow Wednesday, 30 March 2016 1700UTC
Ends Friday 1 April, 2016 0400 UTC
Another meeting planned for tomorrow.

31 March, 2016 Trouble spots will be, call your airline.
Bordeaux minimum service in the afternoon
Charles de Gaulle Moderate delays in the morning
Marseille and Orly to be hit hard, by delays, cancellations or perhaps your flight will be brought forward.
Remember everybody flying will deal with the knock-on effect. Don't forget other unions are striking on the 31st. Will effect Paris transportation, Renfe and Air France

Update:-23 March 2016 French air traffic control threaten more strike action next week if they don't get something in concrete. Perhaps in time with the General strike on the 31st which Air France cabin crews will be joining in with.

19 March 2016 Heads up. French air traffic control threaten strike action this Sunday. Flights will have to be cut back by twenty percent. Still time for strike action to change
French air traffic control strike

Last strike from 2016
Update:-29 January 2016 Marseille taxi drivers still protesting today.

Update:-28 January 2016 Air France workers concerned about layoffs have been on striking. That's it, that's all that's in the news, no details.

Update:-Wednesday 27 January 2016 French Taxi strike is still going on France24
​Stay off the ring road.
See Marseille on Twitter Lyon 

25 January 2016 French public transportation strike is planned for tomorrow.
This includes air traffic controllers and taxi drivers. 

Taxi drivers will block majour roads and your Marseille Airport road may be blocked. Be prepared to hoof it with your luggage.

Air traffic control have asked airlines to cut back flights tomorrow by 20%.

4 January 2016, You should know that Air France has several strikes planned for this month. See
Air France pilot strikes 2016 

Strikes we caught in 2015
3 December 2015 12 day SNCM ferry strike is over.

Heads up tomorrow, Thursday 21 October 2015 Air France flights from Marseille could be delayed. Air France baggage handlers threaten strike action. All Air France flights and Hop expected to leave see Air France Strike

Old industrial actions for 2015
Monday September 14, 2015
air traffic controllers will announce possible strike action Spanish air traffic control strikes

July 22, 2015 Spanish air traffic control strike is still on for this week-end.

French Air Traffic Control Strike
Strike will start 0400 UTC Thursday 2 July, 2015 till 0400 UTC Saturday, 4 July, 2015.
If you are flying on these days expect your flight to be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. 
French air traffic control will ask airlines to cancel a certain percentage of flights to, from over and around France by as much as 50% is possible. Can you adjust your plans before everyone else does? Might cost you a fee. Other passengers who wait end up back of the line to other passengers whose flights were not cancelled. Airlines not likely to know what's going on till 24 - 48 hours before strike action. 
follow along with us at Spanish and Italian air traffic control are also striking in July

​Old strikes for 2015
3 April, 2015 French air traffic control strike 8, 9 and 10th April. You should also know that a general strike is to take place on the 9th. Likely to effect all French transportation. Best call your airline.


12 January 2015 Marseille bus strike. Strike will last five months. Strike hours will be at peak commuter times. Give yourself extra time to get to and from Marseille airport. Follow along with us Easy Travel Report

19 October 2014 We have some air strikes you might want to know about that may effect your travel plans from Marseille Provence Airport.

Lufthansa pilot strikeEasyJet Strike and Tap Airline Strikes

Italian air strikes and general strikes in Belgium Greece, and Morocco see ETR

German Railway strike issues still not resolved

Old industrial actions for 2014
14 July 2014 Air France strike Saturday 2, August 2014
Announced 11 July 2014 by Air France union CGT - UGICT. Asks all employees to strike Saturday 2, August 2014. Ground staff have called for stoppage between 01:00 - 24:00.
Airports in Corsica (again) Ajaccio and Bastia.
Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Montpelier, Mulhouse, Nice, Nantes, Paris Roissy, Charles de Gaulle and Orly. Strike includes all Air France subsidiaries.
700 Air France crew members to go along with 700 jobs at Roissy cdg airport under the new Transform 2015 plans.

Old industrial actions for 2014
4 June 2014 Strike by Rome baggage handlers at Ciampino airport today. Some Ryanair flights have been cancelled. French rail strike planned for next week.
​​​                  Air France pilot strike
9 February 2014 Air France strike. Announced today pilot union SNPL have submitted strike action from Saturday, May 3 to Friday, May 30th! 
We will update as news comes in. Air France Strike
Air France site.  Other recent problems affiliates CityJet French pilots were on strike and Transavia.comFrance
threaten strike action this month.  Stay as far away as possible from Air France, choose another airline.
Air France Ground Workers Strike
21 January, 2014 Air France ground workers strike. Friday, 24th of January, for two hours. 
Airports involved:- Ajaccio, Bastia, Montpellier , Nantes, Nice, Basel Mulhouse, Paris Orly, Strasbourg, 
Toulon and Toulouse, Bordeaux , Lyon and Marseille.
Call your airline you flight could be brought forward, delayed or cancelled.
a 5 day strike is planned by French air traffic controllers next week. See Easy Travel Report for countries involved.

French Airport Strike
by Air France employees.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
10 French airports to be hit by ground worker strike. CGT union expect 80% of workers to join in. 
Paris-Orly, Bastia, Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Mullhouse, Nantes, Nice, Strasbourg and *Toulouse. Check CGT union for your airport strike times.
What does Air France say?
*Toulouse striking Friday evening as well.

Old Strikes at Marseille Airport
December 16, 2013 You should know if flying in and renting a car that 5 French refineries are on strike today. If strike lasts expect shortages at the pumps. Airlines will get jet fuel abroad.
December 16 2013 Marseille long winded drawn out bus strike is over with.
April 17 Marseille Airport, French airport security workers will strike Friday, April 19 starting 5AM till ? Get to airport early, two hours or more. 
Marseille  Airport 
Reminder Sata Azores strike planned for April and May. If you must take hand luggage make sure it has no liquids.

March 13, Flights between Marseille and Lisbon and with TAP Portugal and TAP Portugal subsidiary Portugalia will be cancelled due to strikes by workers on March 21, 22 and 23. Call them if you haven't already.  Sata International and SATA Azores is also striking along with TAP. Follow along with us on our TAP Strike page. On a lighter side Iberia Airline strike is cancelled for a couple of weeks.

These are just a few of the airlines 
that will be delayed or cancelled.

Airlines to Spain Iberia - Vueling
France -Air France
UK EasyJet - BA 
Portugal Tap Airline
Germany Lufthansa
Finland Blue1
Belgium Brussels Airline

February 14 Strike by 600 airport workers 
today for two hours a day till Sunday. No delays reported.
Friday January 11, Security system engineers on strike till Sunday, 13th. Expect flight delays.
January 8, 2013 Majour nationwide taxi strike this Thursday. Marseille taxi drivers state they will not block airport access.  Even so leave for the airport early.

Old stuff
15 November 2012 Delays are high today. Here's what Marseille Airport has to say. Aer Lingus strike for Monday 19. Has been cancelled.  Local paper La Riviera Times has an article

10 November A couple of things going on in Marseille airport.
First French unions have called for a French air traffic control strike, for 24 hours on Thursday, November 15 AM till Friday 16th AM.  Minimal air service will be in effect, legally, means one in four flights will leave and be landed. Now you do know that on the 14 November is the pan-European strike. More news to come out on that see our Airport Strike page or 14N or front page
Aer Lingus have meeting with unions today. Strike planned for Monday November 19 might be called off.
Easy Travel Report Aer Lingus 

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1 November New Aer Lingus strike threat planned for Monday, November 19.

Strike below was cancelled for talks.

16 September 2012 If you are flying from Marseille to Dublin Airport, Ireland on Monday 1 October. Call Aer Lingus first. Aer Lingus workers and Irish airport employees will be on strike. Strike effects all Irish airports, Cork, Dublin, Shannon.
We will be following along 
Old Stuff
10 August 2012 EasyJet pilots from France (only) threaten strike next week. 15, 17 and 19 August.
More news will be available on Monday.

January 2011 Ryanair pulls out.

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Marseille Airport Strike

French air traffic control strike that was on 22 May, 2018. Air traffic control workers were included in the general strike. Consequently airlines were asked to cut back flights by 20% and this is what it looked like for Marseille Airport:-

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 Departures 3 canceled and 12 delayed 

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 
Arrivals 25 canceled and 49 delayed 
Departures 24 canceled and 52 delayed

Monday, 21 May, 2018 
Arrivals 2 canceled and 27 delayed Departures 1 canceled and 27 delayed

Vuelng network flights over the three days
87 canceled and 584 delays

Excellent article by David Mumford,  "How to survive a French ATC strike Flight Service Bureau