The Air France pilot strike is continuing to cause severe disruption to air passengers in France and the rest of Europe. The dispute is over the airline’s plans to move some of its crew and operations to its low cost subsidiary, Transavia, without offering the same pay and benefits.
With 60% of pilots striking, the airline has been unable to offer over half of its usual schedule. And the situation is worsening as the strike goes on, with non-striking pilots needing rest.
Private jet travel during the Air France strike
We are seeing a significant rise in enquiries and bookings for routes in and out of France, due to the delays and cancellations caused by the Air France strike. One last minute flight we arranged this week is for a group of 90 passengers, travelling from Milan to Paris as part if an organised tour.
We arranged a private charter on a Fokker 100 regional airliner, and the travel agent organising the flight was on the point of booking train tickets, such would have taken 15 hours and cost over €500 per person. She was relieved and surprised to discover that the private charter could be arranged at short notice, offered a flight time of 1hr 20mins – and that the cost worked out at €300 per person.
During times of airline disruption, it’s a great opportunity for the private aviation industry to showcase our flexibility and speed of response – what’s more, many people find private charter to be more affordable than they expect, especially for groups travelling together.
For advice and prices for private jet travel in or out of France, contact us or call our multi-lingual team (24 hours) on +44 (0)1747 642777.