Ryanair flights across Europe cancelled over French air traffic strike

Thousands face flights cancellations as workers take action

Ryanair flights across Europe cancelled over French air traffic strike

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary | Image: Julien Behal / PA

Thousands of passengers across Europe face travel disruption today because of industrial action in France.

Ryanair has cancelled 74 flights to and from the country, with delays expected to spill over into tomorrow.

Two flights between Dublin Airport and the French town of Carcassone have been impacted.

The airline said customers will be updated over email or on the mobile number the provided at the time of booking.

“Ryanair sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by these unjustified air traffic control disruptions which are entirely outside of our control,” it said.

The strike is part of the seventh nationwide protest in two months over controversial new labour laws.

Ryanair has again asked customers to sign a petition to “protect Europe from repeated blackmail and disruption by air traffic control unions”.

Spokesperson Kenny Jacobs said: Once more Europe’s consumers are being held to ransom by tiny French ATC unions, causing hundreds of thousands of passenger flights to be cancelled or delayed, while the European Commission and French government sit on their hands.”

Aer Lingus said it was operating a full schedule but warned that there may be some delays for passengers.

The full list of cancelled Ryanair flights is available here.