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Severe thunderstorms across Europe are affecting several airports, with many airlines forced to reduce their flight capacity, resulting in delays.
Airlines have been forced to cancel scores of flights to, from and over France after French air traffic control unions joined the public sector walk-out.
Three unions representing French air traffic controllers joined the walk-out in solidarity with the nationwide public sector strike on Tuesday.
In all, French aviation authority the DGAC asked airlines to cut 20 percent of flights to, from and over France on Tuesday. In France flights leaving from Orly airport in Paris, Lyon and Marseille will be particularly affected although the DGAC warned that there would be “disruption throughout the country”.
Air France have announced flight cancellations for Tuesday 17th April and Wednesday 18th April due to several staff unions taking strike action. Air France expect to operate 70% of their flight schedule today. The flight schedule for Wednesday 18th April is on-going and will be made public later on today.
Air France have announced flight cancellations today (Wednesday 11th April) due to several staff unions taking strike action. The cancellations will affect:
German airline Lufthansa has announced it will cancel ‘more than 800’ flights on Tuesday 10th April as public sector workers walk out on strike.
Frankfurt airport has warned of ‘significant delays and cancellations’ affecting many airlines and has asked travellers to check with their carrier if their flight is going ahead.
The strikes will also affect Munich, Cologne and Bremen airports, as well as local transport.
Air France have announced that strikes will be taking place this Friday (30th March) potentially causing travel disruption over the weekend. More walk-outs are planned for April 3rd and April 7th.
Winter Storm Quinn is set to conclude its cross-country US journey as a Northeast coastal storm. Heavy snow and strong winds are forecast for the coming days, contributing to difficult travel conditions and potential power outages.
Airline / Weather update
Ryanair have announced that all remaining flights to / from Dublin today (Wednesday 28th February) are cancelled.
All other airline flight departures are subject to delays and late notice cancellation.
Central Scotland is currently under a Red weather alert until 10am Thursday 1st March – Travel disruptions are expected.
Snow is falling across the UK as bitterly cold weather sweeps in from Russia.
Yellow and amber weather warnings for snow are in place for the week across the country.
By the evening of Wednesday 28th February , more than 20cm of snow could have accumulated in some parts of the UK and, as a result, travellers could face severe disruption, with hazardous conditions expected.
If you are due to travel over the next 72 hours, please rest assured that we will make every effort to keep you fully informed, however, we do also strongly recommend that you check with the appropriate supplier for the very latest information.
Should you wish to reschedule and avoid any potential delay please contact a member of our team today.
Air France have announced it will only carry out three in four planned flights today (Thursday 22nd February) and warned of travel delays and disruptions after worker unions called a strike over pay. According to the airline’s forecast, only half of the long-haul flights leaving Paris today will be going ahead which will cover 75% of middle distance flights to and from the city’s Charles de Gaulle airport.
Disruptions to short flights will be less onerous, though the airline forecast it will cover only 85% of those. In all, the strikes will hit a quarter of all Air France flights.