A strike of a air traffic controllers union pushed the DGAC to ask the airlines to cancel half of their programs flights this Thursday.
On June 29, 2023, Beauvais-Tillé airport displays 26 departures canceled out of the 50 scheduled, of which logically a majority for the airline Ryanair low cost, first on the platform north of Paris. Thus, departures to Marseille, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Dublin, Zagreb or Porto are canceled this Thursday. Wizz Air displays for its part in red flights to Cluj-Napoca, Suceava and Bucharest, while a Beauvais – Marseille fromeasyJet in the evening is also cancelled. The airport website urges travelers to “check with their airline” as delays and further cancellations are to be expected.
These disturbances were caused by a ” national strike notice filed by a trade union representative of air traffic controllers covering Thursday June 29, 2023, in metropolitan France and overseas “. According to the press release from the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) yesterday, the strike notice “ on the other hand, does not concern either the five en-route control centers (CRNA), nor the main French airports “.
Ryanair states on its website that due to “from another French ATC strike (the 60th day of ATC strikes so far this year), we have unfortunately been forced to cancel about 130 flights from/to France on Thursday 29 June. All affected passengers have been notified by email and SMS with all the information you need to change your flight or request a refund. We advise all passengers traveling to/from France to check the Ryanair app/website for the most up-to-date information on your flight “.
” We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers by these cancellations/delays which are due to another French ATC strike which is entirely beyond Ryanair’s control. We urge customers to sign up to Ryanair’s petition to keep Europe’s skies open “, a petition which was presented at the beginning of June to the European Commission after having collected more than 1.1 million signatures.
The syndicate USACgt at the origin of the movement, already involved in the multiple air traffic control strikes in the spring, accuses the administration of a limited mediation as he asks ” a change in the territorial network, an increase in staff numbers above protocol objectives, thus making it possible to maintain a balanced level of public services throughout the territory, and a freeze on the overhaul of service towers for all services combined and HR reforms for each organization over time protocol negotiations “.
– Directorate General of Civil Aviation (@DGAC) June 28, 2023