PUBLISHED: 17:09, Wed, Dec 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 17:18, Wed, Dec 4, 2019
Gatwick Airport: Passengers are being urged to check the status of their flight ahead of travel (Image: Getty Images)
Gatwick Airport is set to be impacted by the strikes taking place in France this week. Flights in and out of London Gatwick may be disrupted by the industrial action. French workers in most sectors are going on strike tonight at President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system.
Passengers at Gatwick are being urged to check the status of their flight ahead of travel.
The London hub has issued a warning on its website, stating: “Industrial action in France from 18.00 on Weds 4 December to 06.00 on Sun 8 December may impact some flights to and from Gatwick.
“We advise passengers to contact their airline for further information and to check the status of their flight.”
Airlines have also released travel advice to air passengers travelling over the next five days.
British Airways have said “a number of flights have been cancelled” but the airline will be employing “larger aircraft” to cater for affected passengers. They have also introduced a flexible booking policy.
BA shared a statement saying: “Like all airlines, our operations to and from French airports and certain airports in Spain and Switzerland between Thursday 5th December and Saturday 7th December are likely to be affected by French Air Traffic Control industrial action which is due to take place.
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Gatwick Airport: Airlines have also released travel advice to air passengers travelling (Image: Getty Images)
“Yet again industrial action in France will unfortunately cause unnecessary disruption for some of our customers travelling at this busy time.
“We have had to cancel a number of flights but will be aiming to use larger aircraft where possible, on other services to help affected customers.
“In addition, we have introduced a flexible booking policy for customers booked to travel between Thursday 5th December and Saturday 7th December to/from the French airports, Barcelona, Madrid, Basel, Geneva and Zurich.
“While France's industrial action is clearly beyond our control, we are sorry for any potential disruption to your travel plans.”
easyJet has announced the cancellation of 223 flights between 5 December and 11 December.
Speaking to Express.co.uk a spokesperson for the airline said: “Like all