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Saturday 21 October 2017

Ryanair, Aer Lingus forced to cancel flights over French strikes

Ryanair and Aer Lingus forced to cancel flights
Ryanair and Aer Lingus forced to cancel flights

PASSENGERS destined for France have been urged to check with their airlines, amid three days of strikes by the country's air traffic controllers.

Ryanair has cancelled more than 100 flights due to travel in or out of French airports today.

Aer Lingus confirmed six flights flying between Dublin and Cork airports to both Paris and Nice have been cancelled. And CityJet confirmed three flights leaving Dublin for Paris, and their return trips have been withdrawn.

France's main airports asked airlines to halve their number of flights amid the three days of strikes planned for today, tomorrow and Thursday.

Paris-Orly and Charles de Gaulle warned of disruptions as traffic controllers protest against plans to centralise control of Europe's airspace.

Irish Independent

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