The union action that affects part of the controllers in Aix-en-Provence, in the Marseille Flight Region,
which took place from 06:30 on Saturday 25 to 06:30 on Monday 27, with further strikes possible
– ENAIRE is in constant contact with its French counterpart and the European Network Manager (EUROCONTROL) to assess the implications of potential alternative routes and re-routing of air traffic
– ENAIRE has activated its incident management procedures and reinforced services at its air control centres, especially in the Eastern and Balearic Regions
Last weekend, from 06:30 on Saturday the 25th to 06:30 on Monday the 27th, the en-route control centre in Aix-en-Provence, in the Marseille Flight Region, reduced its capacity to manage flights due to a strike convened by a traffic controllers union.
This strike will have a significant impact on both the European and ENAIRE network, and more specifically in the areas of responsibility of the Barcelona, Palma, Levante and Madrid ENAIRE control centres. Scheduled flights at the
Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat and Palma de Mallorca airports will also be affected, as will flights at other important airports in the Mediterranean.
The measures that the French Air Navigation Service Provider (DSNA) is managing with EUROCONTROL and with collateral Service Providers, such as ENAIRE in the case of Spain, are based on the recommendation given to airspace users to re-plan routes to avoid flying through the airspace sectors of the Marseille Region. Through the various updates and publications from the European network manager, airlines will be able to evaluate a series of alternative airways to mitigate, as far as possible, the impact on their flights.
Passengers are asked to check the status of their flight with the airline As a result of the minimum services provided by the French ANSP, the capacity to open airspace sectors and the demand it will be able to accept will be limited. The impact of the reduced control services in Marseille airspace this weekend will cause traffic to be re-routed to avoid this airspace, as well as delays due to the lower capacity resulting from less control staff, which, in the case of Spain, will affect the collateral sectors of Catalonia, Levante and the Balearic Islands.
Due to the delays and re-routing dynamics that will occur in Marseille’s airspace, delays can be expected as some flights are re-routed to avoid this airspace, affecting, in the case of Spain, the collateral airspaces of Catalonia,
Levante and the Balearic Islands.
In an effort to be proactive, ENAIRE is in constant contact with its French counterpart and the European Network Manager (EUROCONROL) to help reduce the impact on airlines and passengers. It is participating with EUROCONTROL in all its mitigation activities and making available to airlines and Associations all the information on the measures and/or any changes as soon as it is published.
ENAIRE has also activated its incident management procedure and it is reinforcing its services at its air control centres, especially in the Eastern and Balearic regions.
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