Air traffic control strikes cancel Ryanair flights

2 June 2016
strikes cancel Ryanair flights

French air traffic control staff have gone on strike, which means that Ryanair has had to cancel 75 flights today.

This dispute doesn't look like abating either, as there's more strikes planned for the weekend, starting Friday, and continuing through until Sunday.

Ryanair themselves have advised customers travelling this weekend to check the status of their flight on their website before they make the trip to the airport.

For a full list of cancelled Ryanair flights, click here

There's more strikes planned in the future, which will clash with the European Championships, which will feature England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.

The airline's chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, said: "This latest strike action by the French ATC unions is a clear escalation of their attempts to cause as much disruption as possible, and not only will European consumers heading off in huge numbers on their summer holidays be affected, football fans from all over the continent face massive disruption as they get ready for the European Championships, which begin next week."

"It is also important to note that the tourism sectors in Italy and Spain are continuing to be hit hard by these strikes, with thousands of flights to both destinations cancelled in the past few weeks alone, meaning hotel beds lie empty and restaurants remain half-full due to tourists being unable to fly over France to get there."

TOPICS:   Travel

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