Air France cabin crew strike leads to travel disruptions in France

Published on : Tuesday, March 21, 2017

air-franceAir France passengers had been warned of potential cancellations as cabin crew had conducted a three-day strike from 18th-20th March.


The national carrier said March 17 that all its long-haul services would operate as normal, together with 98% of its short- and medium-haul flights. The industrial action will continue until March 20.


To Air France cabin crew unions SNPNC and Unsa PNC have participated in the three day strike.


The airline had expected to maintain 90 percent of flights on Monday, including all long-haul flights and 92 percent of medium-haul ones, but they had also warned of last minute cancellations.


Air France had said that “some flights may be cancelled” and that the reduced crew means that passenger numbers may be limited, so the company “may not be able to honour all reservations”.


The airline added that Air France flights operated by an aircraft of other airlines, including HOP! would not be affected by the strike.


Rebooking options were offered at no extra costs, and for the duration of the strike, internet check-in service will be exceptionally available 15 hours before flight departure time.


Air France is offering rebooking options on all of its flights scheduled for March 18-20, whether or not the flight is slated to be cancelled. Passengers booked out of Orly Airport can postpone their trip at no extra cost through March 28, 2017. The airline has also offered non-refundable vouchers on Air France, KLM or HOP! for Orly passengers who choose to cancel their flights.

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