It looks like the air traffic controllers (ATC) of southern and south-central areas of France are still not satisfied with their work conditions. They‘ve decided to take another strike action from 16th to 17th of June.
ATC are still demanding salary increases. Due to this fact, air passengers will be definitely affected by the delayed and cancelled flights, particularly at Marseille Provence International Airport and airports on the island of Corsica.
Unfortunately, air passengers will not be compensated for these flight disruptions. According to EC 261/2004 Regulation strikes are considered as “extraordinary circumstances”.
“A number of strikes is increasing every year. Unfortunately, but passengers usually have their flights delayed or even cancelled because of these. But even during this kind of flight disruptions passengers have their rights. Carriers need to take care of their customers according to the EC 261/2004 regulation,” comments Marius Stonkus, the CEO of flight compensation company Skycop.