Air traffic controllers on strike in France

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Guest Writer
A crowded departures lounge

A two day strike by air traffic controllers across France was announced on Sunday 20th March, 2016.

The industrial action, taking place on 21-22nd March has resulted in flight cancellations and passengers travelling to France from Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton airports are being told to expect delays or cancellations to their journeys.

The French media has stated that Marseille airport is the worst affected however Toulouse, Bordeaux, Orly, Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle, Lyon and Nice are all experiencing problems.

The strike is also affecting flights crossing through the country and some are subject to reroutes.

Are you covered?

Any customer who had a travel insurance policy in place and booked their trip before the strikes were announced (20th March 2016) will be subject to the normal terms and conditions.

Customers who booked a trip (or their insurance policy) on or after the date the strikes were publicly announced are allowed to purchase cover to travel on any of the strike days but will not be able to submit a claim under the Cancellation, Curtailment, and Travel Delay section of the policy.

The ‘Optional Travel Disruption Extension’ is not available to customers planning to travel to France by air on either of the strike days.

What to do if you’re travelling on these dates

Customers are advised to contact their travel agent, tour operator or airline for further advice and assistance in regards to their holiday arrangements.

For more information you can speak to our Customer Service team on 0800 088 4828.

All travel insurance provided by Staysure is subject to agreement from our underwriter. Terms and Conditions apply, details of which can be found within the Policy Document.