Further Ryanair flight disruptions due to French ATC strikes

LOW cost airline Ryanair has confirmed it has been forced to cancel a further 130 flights tomorrow (Wednesday June 12) as a result of ongoing strikes by French air traffic controllers.

Today, Ryanair was forced to cancel over 200 flights (to/from France and flights that travelled through French airspace) while hundreds of other flights were delayed.

The airline has apologised to passengers and advises them to log on to ryanair.com for the latest flight information.

A French air traffic control strike planned for Thursday (June 13) has been postponed and Ryanair will plan to operate as normal from Thursday morning.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: “Ryanair was forced to cancel over 200 flights today (Tuesday) as this unwarranted strike action not only affected flights to and from France, but also flights travelling through French airspace.

“Regrettably, we have had to cancel a further 130 flights on Wednesday and we sincerely apologise to passengers, but the circumstances are entirely beyond our control. Our advice is to log onto ryanair.com for the latest flight information.”

He added: “We are calling for EU Commission to remove air traffic controllers’ right to strike, in the same way as ATC in the US, and many of Europe’s armies and police forces, are prevented from striking by law.”