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Saturday 2 August 2014

Irish flights to be affected by French air traffic control strike

Denise Calnan

Published 17/03/2014|15:25

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Flights to and from Ireland tomorrow will be affected by a planned French air traffic control strike.

Flights to and from Ireland tomorrow will be affected by a planned French air traffic control strike.

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Ryanair said the strike will cause 26 flights to and from France to be cancelled.

The airline also said the strike will affect flights flying over France.

In a statement released by the airline today, Ryanair advised passengers to check the status of their flight online before they travel to the airport.

Passengers who will be affected by tomorrow’s strike have been sent updates regarding their flight by email and text.

Passengers can transfer onto alternative flights by contacting the company’s reservation centres.

The French strike has been called following French President Francois Hollande’s proposal to cut business taxes to try and create jobs.

Unions representing air traffic controllers asked their members to go on strike as part of a wider call for all public sector employees to stop work in protest.

Four unions are protesting against the ‘Responsibility Pact’ which could see €30bn in cuts to payroll taxes and €50bn in spending cuts over three years in an attempt to revitalise the economy. 

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