Ryanair to cancel over 100 flights tomorrow due to 13th French air traffic control strike in 14 weeks

Ryanair respond to 'unacceptable French strikes which have become weekly events'

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair aircraft at Dublin Airport | Image: RollingNews.ie

French Air Traffic Controller unions will strike for the 13th time in 14 weeks tomorrow (July 5th).

Ryanair reports that they have been forced to cancel 102 flights on Tuesday over France, in what will be the 53rd French ATC strike in 7 years. 

Over 18,000 Ryanair customers will have their flights cancelled tomorrow, and over 100,000 others will suffer severe delays while this French ATC union yet again closes the skies over Europe.

Ryanair advised customers travelling on Tuesday to check the status of their flight on their website before travelling to the airport, and urged all its customers to sign its “Keep Europe’s Skies Open” petition, which it will present to the European Commission when it accrues a million signatures.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: “These unacceptable French strikes have become weekly events by now, aimed at causing maximum disruption for families and business passengers, which is why we are calling on the European Commission to take action to prevent these ATC strikes from disrupting the travel plans of Europe’s citizens and their families."

"The recent Brexit vote underlines that the EU Commission must begin to deliver real benefits for Europe’s consumers, and show families and holiday makers that Europe is on their side and will not allow a small group of French ATC unions to repeatedly close the skies over Europe.”