Nice Airport Strike

                  Nice Airport Côte d' Azur

Third busiest airport in France, popular tourist destination for Monaco Côte-d'Azur.
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Travel Industrial Action strike this week 2018
Local Papers Riviera Times
and Nice-Martin
​(Prehistoric cave - Grotte du Lazaret is now open to public)

​​​​​​HOP Airline pilot strike  2018

​Update:-29 June New air traffic control strike again out of Marseille airport. Strike starts beginning of first shift Saturday 30 June and will end Monday morning, similar to last week
Marseille airport strike

You may need to know about the Italian air traffic control 5 July, 2018

Update:-13 June 2018 Updates for you. Barcelona air traffic control strike for June, canceled. Unions say they will strike somewhen, maybe in July.. ugh

New Air France strike this month
new French air traffic control strike starting Saturday 16 June ending Monday see French air traffic control strikes for info. Flights in southern France will get hit, particularly if you are flying with Vueling. 
We have some strikes you might need to know.
Barcelona air traffic controllers will strike intermittently during summer 2018. First strike is planned 20 June, 2018

Greek general strike Wednesday 30 May, 2018.

French air traffic control strike is on. Industrial action starts Monday 21 May, 2018 11pm till 5am Wednesday 23rd of May. Airlines have been asked to cut back flights by 20%. Read Easy Travel Report for these and others Easy Travel Report

Free parking April 19th, in Nice.

26 March, 2018 Here we go Air France workers announce more strike action which might effect your flight to and Nice Airport.
March 30, April 3 and 7 see for even more stike dates Air France Strike
Stay in touch with Air France, your flight will likely be brought forward, delayed or even cancelled.
Oh boy, 
What a week you travelers are going to be in for.
French air traffic controllers are back on strike.  Workers will strike Thursday 22 March, 2018. You should stay in close contact with your airline. It is possible your flight will be delayed, cancelled or brought forward. Delays across the world aviation network expected. Don't forget the knock on effect.
Following day Air France pilots and baggage handlers will be striking.
If that's not enough for you, Air France subsidiary HOP will strike on both days. Follow along for updates Easy Travel Report
​One more strike for you a 24 hour strike by French national rail SNCF on the 22 March, 2018.
​See our front page for more on that.

19 February, 2018 You should know Air France strike is planned for February 22nd. Flights to and from Nice airport will be effected follow along with us Easy Travel Report

Last year 2017 strikes
14 November, 2017 Chances are your flight to and from Nice airport could be delayed on Thursday due to two strikes. Air France and French air traffic controllers. Airlines have NOT been asked to cancel flights. see Easy Travel Report

October 2017 French Air Traffic Control Strikes 

27 July 2017 Forest fires threaten holiday makers Google

Flights to Corsica
Air Corsica flights from Nice 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
For May Italian aviation strikes see
Easy Travel Report and Corsican Air France baggage strike.

Old strikes from 2017 effecting Nice Airport
27 February 2017 Strikes being planned for next month that may effect your flight to and from Nice airport. Air France crews, Finnish aviation unions and Italian general transport strike

Old strikes for 2016
French air traffic control strikes, General Strike and Air France strike! Will effect your flight flight from Paris Orly Airport.

General strike is planned for Tuesday, 14 June 2016. It is not known yet which air traffic controllers will be participating in strike action. 

Taxi drivers, banks - empty ATM's. This is the killer, French ports likely to stop working day before for 48 hours. You might find museums and monuments closed for the day. This info came from French union CGT.
Get to your French airport early, really early. You never know what you will meet ie demonstrators, traffic jams, airport exits blocked by taxi drivers.
French air traffic control strike

French Air Traffic Control Strike
May 27, 2016 The dates are in.
June 3, 4, 5 and 6th.
Strike will start 6am local time Friday and end Monday 6th at 6am.
Several unions involved. Petrol strike is in full swing. Rail strike is on.... for updates see links below.

15 May 2016 Flights from and to Nice 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.

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 follow along with us

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.

Update:-Sunday 20 March 2016 Monday will see flights reduced to and from these airports by 33%:- Beauvais, Lyon, Marseille, Orly, Nice.

19 March 2016 Heads up. French air traffic control strike is planned for this Sunday. Airlines will be asked to cut back flights by %20. Stay in touch with your airline. Follow along

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 Nice airport will not be immune. Be prepared to hoof it with your luggage.

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


Last year 2015 strikes
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 2015
26 June 2015 Nice-Martin reporting more tire burning going on this morning.

24 June 2015 Heads up French taxi strike ​​​​​​tomorrow. Chances are your exit to your airport will be closed/blocked by taxi drivers. Leave early.
​Weather is?

New French air traffic control strike is back
Another union for air traffic controllers has come out fore more strike action 30 June and 1 July 2015 
July 2 and 3, 2015
Follow along with us
French air traffic control strike

Last strike information
French air traffic control strikeUpdate:- More French air traffic controllers have extended strike action.

Pay attention, French air traffic control strike is planned after Easter, April 8, 9 and 10th. Your flight time will be changed. Call your airline.
A general strike is planned for the 9th. Local and national transportation likely to be effected.
Perhaps you need to know a Scottish airport security strike is also going on.

        Air France pilot strike
Update:- 21 September 2014 Strike has been extended till 26th.

Update:-17 September 2014 Air France pilot strike in full force still today. 90% of Air France flights were cancelled from Nice today.

Update:-12 September, 2014 EasyJet adding a thousands airline seats this week. Extra flights to Toulouse and Nice airports from Paris. Call them your flight will be moved up, cancelled or delayed.

Air France pilots union SNPL threaten strike all September 2014. More info to be announced. Air France pilot strike


​​​​10 September 2014 Italian air traffic controllers (ENAV) strike planned for 27 September 2014 10 am to 6 pm local time. Follow along with us Italian air traffic control strike.

Old industrial actions for 2014
  Air France strike Saturday 2, August 2014

Announced 11 July 2014 Air France union CGT - UGICT asking 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 will effect all AF subsidiaries. 
700 Air France crew members to go along with 700 jobs at Roissy cdg airport under the new Transform 2015 plans.

Follow along on our Air France labor strike page

        French air traffic control strike
7 June 2014 French air traffic control union SNCTA 
calls on all controllers to strike from 24 to 29 June 2014.
This is an old festering bitter dispute. Here's the SNCTA in French announcement. 

This will likely be a national shut down, grounding of flights. By law a certain percentage of flights have to run.
Call your airline. Your flight will be brought forward, cancelled or delayed. Don't get caught in a lay over in French customs. Do you have a French visa? That way you can sleep in a hotel instead of a cot on the international arrivals floor. Flying in and out of Paris? You might want to book a hotel and cancel when fit. Hotel and car hire will be slim pickings. Perhaps SNCF will put on extra trains. Eurostar will likely be booked. Air France passengers will take brunt of strike action.
French taxi strike, tomorrow 11 June starting 6am to 10pm. Nice, Lyon, Marseille, CDG, Orly airports and train stations likely to be blocked by irate taxi drivers. Other European countries joining in.
Be prepared to hike with your suitcase, elderly and small children will struggle if it's hot.
Important other delays from Nice airport that could effect you this week. Beirut airport closed, Portugal Azores strike, Aer Lingus strike, Tunisian airport strike. See Easy Travel Report
Old industrial actions
24 May 2014 Nice Airport Strike by Brinks airport security. Get to the airport earlier, expect long lines at checkin. Strike starts 4am till 10:30pm.
French Air Traffic Control Strike
Update:-17 March 2014 Airlines asked to reduce flights to and from France by as much as 30% tomorrow. Chances are your flight will be brought forward, delayed or perhaps cancelled starting as early as tonight. Call your airline, confirm that precious seat. Bring a book. Flights will be back to normal by noon on Wednesday. Paris airports, Charles de Gaulle cdg, Beauvais and Orly airports will reduce by 30% 
Also see DSNA blog Charles de Gaulle cdg, Beauvais and Orly airports will reduce by 
No disruptions to French railways expected.

20 March 2014 Nationwide - Air France Ground Workers Strike. Similar to last strike, expect delays not cancellations. CGT
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.
and you might have to deal with this.
French air traffic control strike next week. See our front page Easy Travel Report

Last year 2013 strikes
French Airport Strike
by Air France employees.
Saturday, December 21.
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 industrial actions at Nice Airport
June 9, 2013 French air traffic controllers in France and other European countries will strike this week. Airlines have been asked to cut back flights into France by 50%. All French airports will be hit.  Call your airline. Follow along with us French air traffic control strike
Old Strikes and issues at Nice Airport

March 13, Flights between Nice airport 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.

Iberia Airline strike will effect Air Nostrum flights from Nice Airport to Barcelona and Madrid airports.
Dates of strike:-
Monday to Friday February 18 - 22
Monday to Friday March 4 - 8
Monday to Friday again March 18 - 22
(No strikes planned for Easter Sunday March 31)
follow along with us on our Iberia and Air Nostrumairline pages.

February 2013 Man caught stealing luggage. Would pull up in front of terminal 2, park in a disabled spot while fellow thieves put luggage in car. 80 times.
10 August 2012 French pilots from EasyJet are threatening a strike 15, 17 and 19 August. 
Nice Airport EasyJet flights may be effected. Announcement to be made Monday.
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