The air traffic controllers strike in France against the European Union’s plans to create a single European airspace led to the cancellation of thousands of flights is over after two days and without resolution to the major issues. Intra-France flights and European flights took the biggest hit from the strike, while international flights were largely unaffected.*
Controllers were disputing the consolidation of Europe’s air traffic control system under a single authority due to concern that it could negatively impact public safety.
Here is a quick glimpse of departing flight cancellations from France by date:
|June 10||12||Before strike|
|June 11||783||Day one of strike|
|Jun2 12||955||Day 2 of strike|
Most impacted countries were: (Flights are departing from country listed in table below with France as the destination)
|Country||June 11 Scheduled||June 11 Cancelled||June 12 Scheduled||June 12 Cancelled|
*Ryanair flight data not included in this set.