Strike cancels flights

15 September 2016
Strike cancels flights

EasyJet and RyanAir have cancelled a number of flights, in response to a strike with French air traffic controllers.

Ryanair have said that they have been "forced" to cancel 22 flights last night, and another 72 on Thursday. Meanwhile, EasyJet have had to axe 64 flights scheduled for today.

British Airways have also cancelled flights.

The European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation said the USAC-CGT union strike was going to end at 4am on Friday.

A British Airways spokesperson said: "We continue to urge the French government and the trade unions to resolve their issues so that customers can go on their holidays and business trips without these frequent threats of strike action hanging over them."

Over at RyanAir, a spokesperson said: "It's reprehensible that Europe's consumers repeatedly have their holiday and travel plans disrupted or cancelled by the selfish actions of ATC unions, who use strikes as a first weapon rather than a last resort."

"This French ATC strike will impact hundreds of thousands of European consumers and throw their travel plans into chaos once more."

Not a popular strike in the holidaying world then.

Of course, if you have a flight this week, and want to see if has been affected by the strike, go to the website of the airline that will be carrying you, and they'll have the latest news.

TOPICS:   Travel

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