France. Strikes continue until 24 March
Transport disruptions are expected to continue throughout France, including on high-speed routes, suburban trains, metro and air transport until 24 March.
As the General Strike is inter-professional, all transportation services and companies can potentially be impacted.
Eight Eurostar trains have been cancelled, disruption is expected to flights at several airports and limits on petrol are being imposed in Southern France
The CGT union of Ports and Docks has called for a strike from 21 to 23 March 2023. This could impact ferry trips.
Expect important disruptions of public transportation in the main cities in France on 23 March 2023. This will be the case, for example, in Nice.
In the Paris region, public transport could be severely affected by up to 40 %, the airports of Orly, Marseille-Provence could be reduced by up to 30 %, and could affect other traffic throughout the country, with possible repercussions on European traffic. The demonstrations are violent at several points and numerous arrests have been made.
Ryanair and easyJet passengers could find themselves caught up in strike action as French workers walk out. The major airlines have warned of major delays and possible cancellations caused by the air traffic controllers strike taking place over the Channel.
Air traffic control staff are joining the strike action and therefore like all airlines, their flights to and from French airports, as well as those flying in French airspace, could be affected.
There will be delays and some disruption due to the industrial action, therefore we advise all travelers to check the status of the flight.
We recommend all travelers allow plenty of extra time to get to the airport and consider alternative transport options where possible.