A French ATC strike is due to take place from 18z on Mar 21 until 05z on Mar 23, and it looks like it’s going to be a bad one.

En-route regulations are expected to applied across all sectors – which means big delays pretty much everywhere for overflying traffic. Minimum service will be guaranteed only at the following airports:

LFPG/Paris Charles de Gaulle
LFPO/Paris Orly
LFSB/Basel
LFST/Strasbourg
LFLL/Lyon
LFLC/Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne
LFMN/Nice
LFML/Marseille
LFKB/Bastia
LFKC/Calvi
LFKJ/Ajaccio
LFBD/Bordeaux
LFBI/Poitiers–Biard
LFBL/Limoges
LFBO/Toulouse Blagnac
LFRG/Deauville–Normandie
LFRS/Nantes
and overseas airports

For all other airports, ATS services may not be provided at all at certain times – and you’ll probably need to check the airport’s own Notams for any signs of that.

For real-time updates of any airspace issues once the strike has started, keep an eye on this handy French ATC webpage: http://dsnado.canalblog.com/

And click here for everything else you need to know about how to survive French ATC strikes!