Strike action Air France: traffic forecasts for Thursday 22 February 2018


On Thursday 22 February 2018, Air France plans to operate 75% of its flights in view of an estimated 28% of staff planning to strike on this day.

Air France will operate:

  • 50% of its long-haul flights from Paris;
  • 75% of its medium-haul flights to and from Paris-Charles de Gaulle;
  • 85% of its short-haul flights.

The flight schedule will be updated 24 hours in advance. Disruptions and delays are to be expected.

Air France regrets this situation and is making every effort to minimize the inconvenience this strike action may cause to its customers.

Air France invites its customers to check on that their flight is operating before going to the airport. The flights displayed as maintained for Thursday 22 February will operate.

Air France recommends its customers with a flight reservation on 22 February to postpone their trip or change their ticket at no extra cost.

Close to 60,000 texts and messages have been sent individually and in real time to inform customers due to travel on this day.

How to postpone your trip

Regardless of their ticket type, Air France is offering all its customers reserved on an Air France operated flight on 22 February the opportunity to –

  • modify their ticket to reschedule their flight up to 27 February inclusive, free of charge, subject to available seats when changing their reservation;


  • receive a voucher valid for one year on Air France or KLM to postpone their trip beyond 27 February, to change their destination or departure airport or to cancel their tickets –
    • at in the « Review / modify your reservations » section,  and on the Air France App,
    • via Twitter with #Airfrance on, by calling the toll-free number: 0 800 240 260 (available from France or overseas departments) or +33 1 57 02 10 58 (from abroad), or from their usual retailer.

Customers whose flight is cancelled will receive a full refund.

Useful tips for travellers:

Air France has the “AF Connect” service, which informs its customers directly and in 13 languages all over the world on their mobile phone or by e-mail. To be notified personally by AF Connect, Air France invites customers to update their contact details (mobile number and/or e-mail) in their reservation file on the company’s website or in their Flying Blue profile. It is possible to consult and update these details at any time on this website in the “Review / modify your reservations” section and on our mobile websites.

Before going to the airport, customers are advised to check flight information, 24 hours before departure:
–, in the “Information / Flight Info” section
– the Air France app available on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone


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