High Winds Close French Airports

Due to strong winds, the French Civil Aviation Authority (Direction générale de l’Aviation civile - DGAC) has ordered the closure of Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports between 8 p.m.  this evening and 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.  

All Air France flights on departure from or to Paris-CDG and Paris-Orly airports scheduled today after 8 p.m. have been canceled. Consequently, Air France asks its passengers to avoid traveling to the airport. 

Passengers abroad are asked to call: 011-33-1-57-02-10-58.  

Air France’s customer service agents are currently doing their utmost to inform customers by text message or e-mail. Customers may also access updated information in real time on www.airfrance.com, by selecting their country and then going to ‘Book online/Flight status’ and then ‘flight status’. For those passengers already in transit in Paris, 1,400 hotel rooms have been booked as well as meal vouchers.  

Passengers on departure from French provincial or European destinations with a scheduled connecting flight in Paris will be offered an alternative route on KLM via Amsterdam or on another SkyTeam airline.

All passengers concerned by these flight cancellations will be able to reschedule their flights up to and including March 9, 2009 or may cancel their flight free of charge.  

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