Tuesday 24 April 2018

Ryanair and Aer Lingus cancel numerous flights due to another French ATC strike

Ryanair plane. Photo: Deposit
Ryanair plane. Photo: Deposit
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

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.

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."

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