Ryanair, Aer Lingus Cancel Flights Over Strike in France

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair have cancelled a number of flights today due to industrial action by French air traffic controllers.

Ryanair has cancelled dozens of flights to, from or over France. The airline says it “sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by these unjustified ATC disruptions which are entirely outside of our control”.

Customers can rebook their flights or apply for a refund on the Ryanair website.

Five Aer Lingus flights departing from Dublin and five inward flights have been cancelled.

Aer Lingus says passengers who have bookings on the cancelled flights are asked to visit its website, where they can change for free to another date of travel or request a full refund.

The airline has called on European and French authorities to intervene in the dispute.

Aer Lingus Chief Executive Stephen Kavanagh said:

“Aer Lingus regrets that it has been forced to cancel a number of services tomorrow as a result of strike action by French Air Traffic Controllers.

“This is the latest in a long line of similar industrial action which continues to disrupt passengers and airlines across Europe. We once again call for intervention by European and French authorities to prevent such harm.”

Source: rte.ie