Strike cancels loads of flights

8 April 2015

plane A strike by air-traffic controllers in France has cancelled hundreds of flights to and from Britain. Ryanair has had to nix over 250 services while British Airways has said that passengers should expect significant delays for the next couple of days.

EasyJet have cancelled 118 flights too.

British Airways said: "Unfortunately there will be some knock-on delays to other parts of our short-haul network as a result of the strike action, given how much airspace in Europe will be affected. We are sorry for any disruption to customers' travel plans."

So if you're travelling to or from France this week, better ring up the people you bought your tickets from, and find out what is happening.

The strike saw the French aviation authority, DGAC, urging companies to reduce the number of flights to and from France by 40% and there's going to be a knock-on effect with all flights across Europe, thanks to the large number of flights that normally occupy the airspace in France.

This particular strike is in protest at working conditions by France's biggest Air Traffic Controllers union, SNCTA, and there's a further strike planned on 16-18 April and another from 29 April to 2 May.

TOPICS:   Travel

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