French Airports Forced to Cancel Flights

Several French airports will experience flight cancellations on November 20, 2023 due to a scheduled strike by French air traffic control unions.

The DGAC, France’s Civil Aviation Authority, has requested airlines to cancel 25% of flights at Paris-Orly and Toulouse-Blagnac airports due to an ongoing strike action.

Bordeaux-Mérignac and Marseille-Provence airports are also expected to witness a 20% flight cancellation rate, according to reports from French media outlet Franceinfo.

Travelers intending to use these airports should verify their flight status before departing due to potential disruptions. The air traffic control unions have urged controllers to strike in opposition to a newly approved law by the Assemblée Nationale. This law mandates controllers to declare their strike intentions individually 48 hours in advance.