This is the sector most affected by the blockages in this period of strike against the pension reform. Whether on wheels, on the rails or in the air, public transport has largely been paralyzed since the beginning of the social conflict. And this has a huge cost for the SNCF, the RATP, or Air France.

It is not over yet, but it already weighs heavily on the accounts. The strike against the pension reform has lasted seven days, and is clearly not ready to end. Although fewer than last Thursday in the Parisian procession, protesters clamored at the microphone of Europe 1 their determination "not to let go". But every day of mobilization that paralyzes public transport costs millions of euros a day to SNCF, RATP, and Air France.

20 million a day at SNCF

At RATP, we already advance the figure of at least 3 million euros per day of strike, more than 20 million euros since the beginning of the movement. But the bill could be much higher, because the Régie has not yet measured the cost of any refunds Pass navigo users, the measure will be discussed in January 2020.

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For its part, the SNCF estimates that a day of strike workers costs him about 20 million euros, a total of 140 million euros since last Thursday. This estimate includes both the shortfall in ticket sales, but also fixed costs, ticket and subscription refunds, and the counted strike days of striker railway workers.

Losses difficult to quantify for Air France

But the SNCF and the RATP are not the only companies impacted, shops closed by the prefecture, events reported or even canceled flights, the consequences are numerous. Air France for example had to cancel 30% of its domestic flights last Thursday, while Transavia France for its part said that "20% of scheduled flights Friday" were canceled, or 10 flights. If it is necessary to wait for the end of the social conflict to know in detail the amount of losses, we know already that it is calculated in hundreds of millions of euros.