France Airport Guide


Friday, 26 October 2012

Air France employees are set to strike

Air France employees are set to strike today as holiday weekend starts and could be prolonged.

Check with your airline before traveling to your departure airport.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

French Flight Disruptions.....

Fog affecting South East of the UK 23rd October 2012 - updated 06:00 UK time 23rd October.

Fog across the south of the UK is causing disruption to the easyJet programme. Flights departing from London Southend to Belfast (EZY7401) and Amsterdam (EZY715) will operate from London Stansted. Flights from Belfast (EZY716) and Amsterdam (EZY7402) to London Southend will now arrive at London Stansted. Coach transportation will be provided between both airports for all affected passengers .

Due to the nature of fog, some of the limitations imposed by Air Traffic Control are flexible and so we would encourage you to present yourself at the gate at the normal time. Our team at the airport will give you further information as and when it becomes available.

easyJet would like to assure you that we are doing everything we can to minimise the disruption to your travel plans and we would encourage you to use our flight checker tool for the latest updates on your flight. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience these delays will cause.

Potential Industrial Action Affecting French Flights.

23rd - 24th October 2012 - updated 06:00 UK time 22nd October
easyJet have been informed of potential industrial action affecting French flights from Tuesday 23rd October until the morning of Wednesday 24th October.

The situation remains unclear as to what the impact of the strike would be. Our aim will be to protect our customers travel plans and keep them fully informed. Therefore we recommend customers regularly check this page for updates.

Although outside of our control we apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Ethylotest rethink as fines delayed .

DRIVERS have been given an extra four months' grace over the imposition of €11 fines for not carrying breath tests - and the law may even be scrapped.

A shortage of tests across the country has prompted the interior ministry to delay the start of the fines until March 1 and Interior Minister Manuel Valls said he wanted to use this interval to evaluate the usefulness of the law.

Alcohol is implicated in one in three fatal road accidents and is involved in the deaths of three people each day.

The law says that all road-users - even tourists - must carry an éthylotest to help them check that they are fit to drive. Only cyclomoteurs - two-wheelers of under 50cc - are exempt.

Introduced by then interior minister Claude Guéant, it came into force on July 1 but its full effects were delayed until November 1 to allow manufacturers to supply enough kits.

However, only two manufacturers make kits to the Norme Française demanded and French company Contralco and South African Red Line have not been able to supply enough products.

When MPs passed the law kits cost only around €1-€2 but now the shortage of supply has seen prices hit €5 in some shops.

Valls said that before March 1 he wanted to have a new look at the law along with road users' groups and victims' groups. The Ligue Contre la Violence Routière has already attacked it as just a "little cosmetic measure".

The legal limit for driving in France is 0.5gram of alcohol per litre of blood. A driving ban is not automatic for drivers who go over this limit - they risk losing six points off the 12 points on their licence and a €135 fine.

Anyone driving with more than 0.8g/l must go to court and risks losing six points, a three-year driving ban, a €4,500 fine and two years' jail.