Airline & airport strikes over the Christmas holiday

Date:
December 19th, 2016

Strikes are set to disrupt airline travel for Christmas travellers departing from the UK, with staff at many UK airports due to stage a 48-hour walk out from Friday December 23rd. The strike involves workers at ground…

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Do private jet pilots strike?

Date:
June 14th, 2016

EasyJet pilots are striking today, in a row over pay and pensions by Dutch pilots who are members of the VNV union. This action is disrupting the airline’s flights to and from Amsterdam. There are also planned strikes…

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Lufthansa strike today – last minute private jet charter

Date:
November 9th, 2015

Our Flight Team and online flight search have been busy this morning, with enquiries from airline passengers in Germany, affected by today’s Lufthansa strike. The German airline has said that 113,000 passengers will be hit…

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French Air Traffic Control Strike

Date:
April 8th, 2015

With 40% of airline flights to and from France cancelled, stranded airline passengers are turning to private jets to avoid long delays.

Private jet charter during the Air France pilot strike

Date:
September 18th, 2014

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…

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Air Traffic Strikes – Is It Time For Military Control?

Date:
January 29th, 2014

Air traffic control strikes are causing more travel disruption across Europe for thousands of passengers this week. This is due to proposed cost cuts and reforms. Portuguese controllers were on strike today from 0700 hrs…

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Italian Air Traffic Control Strike – A Long Friday Lunch

Date:
October 18th, 2013

A full national lunch time strike in Italy today (18 October from 13.00 to 17.00 in CET) is likely to affect scheduled airline flights across Europe. The strike comes after a week of European strike…

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Today’s French Air Traffic Control Strike

Date:
October 10th, 2013

French air traffic controllers are striking today, in a continuing dispute over EU plans to create a single European airspace. The action started at 06.00 French local time on Thursday and is due to continue until…

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NBAA highlights US shutdown’s impact on business aviation

Date:
October 8th, 2013

With the US government continuing to operate a fiscal shutdown, the first in 17 years, the NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) has been highlighting the shutdown’s effect on the business aviation industry with policymakers in…

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Why Air Traffic Control Strikes Are Bad News for Europe plc

Date:
June 13th, 2013

This week Air Traffic Control (ATC) workers in France went on strike for 2 days causing aviation and travel chaos across Europe, with more than a quarter of flights cancelled from France’s busiest airports. More…

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