Tag: strike

1,000 Flights Likely to Be Canceled as a Result of French ATC Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many airlines will be severely affected by a week of disruption caused predominantly by striking French air traffic control (ATC) staff. While Air France has indicated that this will not affect long-haul routes and only a handful of medium-haul ones, flights to the south and west of the country will be badly hit. The French […]

British Airways Braces For Two-Day Cabin Crew Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways (BA) said it canceled 11 flights out of London Heathrow as a two-day strike by some cabin crew began. The dispute is over what the Unite trade union describes as “poverty-level pay” for members of BA’s “mixed fleet” cabin crew. Mixed fleet staff serve both short- and long-haul services out of Heathrow. The […]

EasyJet Pilots Vote For Strike Action Over Fatigue Problem

Reading Time: < 1 minute In an 88% turnout, 96% of easyJet pilots have voted for industrial action over problems with rising levels of fatigue. On September 11, it was reported that the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) members would vote within the forthcoming weeks and the results would be released on September 21. While talks are still ongoing between […]

British Airways Cabin Crew Vote for Industrial Action

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways cabin crew have voted for industrial action over the airline’s new “unfair” performance scheme. The 8,800-strong British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA), a section of the Unite union, voted 91 percent for industrial action short of a strike, the union said. Cabin crew say that the new performance management scheme is a […]

Air France Staff To Strike For a Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France stewards and air hostesses look set to strike again, this time for a week from Wednesday 27 to August 2 at the height of the French holiday season. The trade union, SNPC, confirmed this morning, Monday, that indefinite strike notice which was issued on June 3 has been activated for the coming week. […]

Air France: French Pilots Strikes Cost More Than 40 Millon Euro

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France said on Tuesday the last four days of strikes by French pilots would cost the airline more than 40 million euros. A spokeswoman for Air France, who confirmed comments given by chief executive Frederic Gagey to AFP, said the company plans to meet unions by the end of the week. “Air France managed […]

Greece’s Civil Aviation Workers to Strike Over Airport Concessions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Greek civil aviation workers plan a five-day strike next week in protest at the long-term lease of 14 regional airports, complicating government efforts to implement a privatization program linked to the country’s bailout. Authorities agreed to lease the airports to German operator Fraport last year and are now considering offering concessions for 23 others. The […]

Ryanair Cancel 70 Flights Due to French Strike

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ryanair has been forced to cancel over 70 flights today – to and over France – with delays expected to spill over into tomorrow. This is the fifth French strike in two months and Ryanair has called on the European Commission to take action. Customers travelling today are being urged to check the status of […]

A4E To Defend Travellers As Europe Faces Air Traffic Control Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Just after ten days of extensive disruptions in European aviation another French air traffic controller (ATC) strike will cause further chaos to the travel plans of millions of European travellers for at least 36 hours from tomorrow evening. This will be the 43rd strike day in France since 2009 and it will see hundreds of […]

French ATCs Plan Another 36-hour Strike

Reading Time: < 1 minute French air traffic controllers (ATC) plan to strike for at least 36 hours, starting from Wednesday evening, Airlines for Europe (A4E) lobby group said in a statement. A4E said this will be the 43rd strike day in France since 2009, resulting in the cancellation of hundreds of flights and creating disruption and extensive delays across […]