easyJet cancelled 223 flights due to ATC strikes in France

easyJet has announced that it will cancel 223 flights between 5 December and 11 December due to planned Air Traffic Control Strikes in France, which are set to cause chaos across the Country.

Strike in France

easyJet has announced that it will cancel 223 scheduled domestic and medium-haul fights over the coming days before the general strike in France begins. The strike will have Air Traffic Controllers across the country striking against planned pension reform in France. Therefore, flights to and from airports across the country, as well as transit flights, will be disrupted.

Passengers that planned to travel with easyJet will have to deal with their flights being cancelled. Furthermore, air passengers travelling to surrounding destinations may also experience disruptions.

Like all airlines operating in France, easyJet expects some disruptions to occur in its flying programme.

easyJet has advised passengers scheduled to travel on the 5th December to check the status of their flights on their Flight Tracker page or manage their booking using easyJet’s mobile app or website at www.easyjet.com/.

The airline has said that passengers on affected flights will be contacted via email or SMS, and all customers affected by cancellations are eligible for a refund or a free of charge transfer to a new flight.

Can passengers claim compensation for cancellations from easyJet?

Due to the strikes being beyond the airline’s control, easyJet is not liable for the cancellations.

If your flight gets cancelled due to striking Air Traffic Control Staff or any other third party, passengers are not entitled to receive compensation.

However, the airline is offering its customers the opportunity to change their flights to another date when strike action won’t affect itineraries. Alternatively, customers can receive a full ticket refund of their flight.

While the strike action is indefinite, it could be ongoing and may last until at least 8 December.