France Airport Guide

 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

40% of flights cancelled today due to air traffic strike.

French aviation authorities have told airlines to cancel 40 percent of their flights on Wednesday due to a strike by air traffic controllers. Ferry passengers coming to France also face travel chaos.

French air-traffic controllers with the SNCTA union are to hold nine full days of strike - starting with a 48-hour stoppage from Wednesday and with the last day on May 2nd.

"Disruption is expected over the whole country," said the DGAC civil aviation authority which has asked airlines to reduce the number of flights by 40% on Wednesday.


Friday, 20 February 2015

BMI Regional unveils new France flights

Airline bmi regional has unveiled two new routes between its expanding UK regional hub in Bristol and France.

From Monday, April 27, the budget airline will run two services a day Monday to Friday between Bristol and Paris Charles de Gaulle, with two more flights every Sunday.

A twice-weekly service will operate between Bristol and Nantes, every Tuesday and Saturday during the summer. The first flight will be on Saturday, July 4, and the seasonal service will end on Saturday, September 12.

Fares for flights in and out of Paris start at £69 one way, including all taxes, while those for the Nantes service are set to start at £79.

BMI also offers regular flights between Bristol and Toulouse.

In a statement, Cathal O’Connell CEO of bmi regional said: “bmi regional is delighted to launch these new routes from Bristol Airport.

“Bristol is already a substantial hub for the airline, allowing us to service some of Europe’s most exciting business and leisure destinations.”


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Last day of Easyjet sale today

Sale ends at midnight tonight with up to 20% off 300,000 seats.

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Friday, 9 January 2015

easyJet sale now on

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

EasyJet cancels flights in France over New Year

Anyone flying out of France with EasyJet on New Year's Day may have to rearrange their travel plans after the budget airline was forced to cancel dozens of flights due to industrial action by cabin crew. Here's a list of the 70 affected flights.
The airline announced on Tuesday that it was cancelling 70 flights from and to various airports in France after two unions called on cabin crew to strike.
In all, 24 flights due to depart from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris have been scrapped, 14 from Orly airport to the south of the capital, 20 from Lyon, six from Nice, four from Toulouse and two from Lille.
The strike will begin midnight on Wednesday and end at midnight on New Year's Day.
The travel disruption is more bad news for easyJet passengers who faced similar problems on Boxing Day (December 26th) when 38 flights were cancelled because of industrial action.
The workers are upset over frequent last-minute changes to their schedules and have demanded a larger share of the company's profits.
EasyJet employs some 600 flight attendants among its roughly 1,000 workers in France.
The unions complain that easyJet is making too many last minute changes to the schedules of cabin crew staff, and oppose making bonus payments dependent upon customer satisfaction when much of the passenger experience is determined by check-in and luggage handling that is outsourced to other companies.
EasyJet's boss in France Francois Bacchetta has said he understands the "frustration" of the cabin staff and added that the company was working on this "very complex" issue.
The airline has been able to minimise disruption by bringing in cabin crew from the UK.
Eric Cunnac of the Unac union said the airline's use on Friday of British cabin crews on French flights "was a way of breaking the strike".
SNPNC-FO representative Laurent Nicolas complained that easyJet had specially flown in replacement cabin crews and had offered them up to €140 to work the French flights.
An easyJet spokesman confirmed it had flown in British cabin crew staff who had volunteered to work.