French nationwide strike causes Eurostar & flight cancellations

UPDATE: Tuesday 17th December

French visitors management workers walkout once more forcing airways to cancel extra flights to and from France. Ryanair, British Airways, easyJet and Air France are among the many airways who’ve been pressured to cancel flights.

A Nationwide Strike in France started at 7pm native time on Monday and is about to proceed till 6am on Wednesday (December 18).


1000’s of trains and tons of of flights have been cancelled as a result of French nationwide strike that started final week. In an announcement, Eurostar suggested passengers to examine the standing of their prepare earlier than travelling to their departure station.

The air-traffic controllers strike meant tons of of flights needed to be cancelled between Thursday and Saturday, and one other walk-out is being staged from 7pm native time on Monday to 6am on Wednesday.

British Airways has cancelled 4 French flights – round-trips from Heathrow to Paris and Toulouse – on Monday night.

Round 800,000 folks protested throughout France this week within the largest mass strike in over 20 years. French employees are protesting towards deliberate pension reforms.

Thus far 80 Eurostar companies between London and France, Belgium and the Netherlands have been cancelled affecting greater than 50,000 passengers.

At this time Eurostar has launched a warning that between ninth and 12th December their companies can be severely disrupted. Round 30,000 passengers are affected.

Seven trains departing London St Pancras for Paris Gare du Nord and one other two departing for Brussels Midi/Zuid have been pre-emptively cancelled on Monday (9 December), in addition to 11 inbound companies.

NOTE: Passengers whose trains are cancelled can trade or refund their tickets inside 60 days. Eurostar although has warned exchanges can be “very restricted” and has suggested passengers to journey exterior the strike interval, if potential.

The International Workplace is warning of “cancellations and extreme delays to coach, Metro, bus and tram companies”. 

“Worldwide rail companies comparable to these to the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Germany can also be affected. Industrial motion at ports might trigger delays and cancellations to some cross-Channel ferry companies.”

Nonetheless, the one ferry disruptions have been on the  DFDS companies and these have been weather-related on the Newhaven-Dieppe crossing and a technical failure that hit some in a single day ferries between Dover and Calais.

French public transport operator RATP has warned travellers to “keep away from public transport”, including:

“Attributable to deliberate industrial motion, there are extreme visitors delays on all RATP networks”.

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