Home » French Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike Disrupts Royal Air Maroc Flights
Featured Morocco News transportation

French Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike Disrupts Royal Air Maroc Flights

Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) announced today the cancellation of several of its flights to and from Paris Orly Airport.

In a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, the airline explained that the flights were canceled due to an air traffic controllers’ strike in France scheduled for the upcoming Monday 

RAM emphasized that passengers should refrain from going to the airport and instead contact the original point of sale or the call center to avail themselves of necessary measures.

The airline further stated that customers with contact information, including email address and phone number, in their booking profiles would receive emails and text messages confirming the cancellation of their flights. 

The planned strike comes in response to a newly adopted French law requiring controllers to inform their superiors at least 48 hours in advance if they intend to participate in a strike, Euro News reported.

This legislation aims to minimize the impact of strikes on travelers, addressing the significant disruptions that have plagued the country’s travel industry in recent years.

The controllers and some left-wing MPs opposed the law, viewing it as a “threat against the right to strike,” although it doesn’t restrict their ability to strike, according to the government’s report.

The law aims to allow employers to plan temporary timetables based on the number of staff available and enables the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) to manage potential flight cancellations more effectively.

The ongoing strike has resulted in the cancellation of 25% of flights at Paris-Orly and Toulouse-Blagnac airports, and 20% at Bordeaux-Mérignac and Marseille-Provence. 

In addition, the industrial actions have caused disruptions affecting a significant number of flights in various other airports acrossFrance.

Source: Morocco Wolrd News