Ryanair and Aer Lingus cancel numerous flights due to another French ATC strike
Published 05/07/2016 | 08:35
A number of flights to and from Ireland have been cancelled this morning due to industrial action by French air traffic controllers (ATC).
Today's work stoppage is the 13th strike by French ATC in just 14 weeks.
Air France pilots are taking action because of planned pay cuts and changes to their working conditions.
It is one of the numerous industrial disputes causing huge issues in France as bodies want the government to scrap new labour laws that will make it easier to hire and fire people.
Ryanair has cancelled some ten flights into and out of Ireland while Aer Lingus has cancelled eight flights
Passengers due to travel today have been warned that flights which use French airspace may also experience significant delays.
Due to the 13th French ATC strike in 14 weeks, we've been forced to cancel a number of flights today. Info here: https://t.co/uMCpO3PLw5— Ryanair (@Ryanair) July 5, 2016
Industrial action by French air traffic controllers on Tue 05 July has resulted in a number of cancellations https://t.co/9ULIPEUCMr— Aer Lingus (@AerLingus) July 4, 2016
Ryanair added: "Unfortunately, further flight delays and cancellations are likely and customers are asked to please monitor this notice which will be updated throughout the day.
"Ryanair sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by these unjustified ATC disruptions which are entirely outside of our control."