Ryanair to cancel over 100 flights scheduled for tomorrow due to air strike

All affected passengers have been contacted via email or text message

Ryanair to cancel over 100 flights scheduled for tomorrow due to air strike

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Ryanair have been forced to cancel 108 flights to, from and within Italy, due to an air traffic control strike in Italy.

In a statement, Ryanair requested for all passengers to add their name to their petition in relation to the situation:

"All affected customers have been contacted by email and SMS text message and advised of their options of a full refund, or rebooking on to the next available flight, or onto an alternative route. We sincerely apologise to all customers disrupted by these unjustified strikes – the fifth such ATC strike in the last three weeks – by ATC unions who are holding European consumers to ransom."

"We call on the Italian Government and EU Commission to take action to prevent any further ATC disruptions. We encourage all customers to sign our online petition, ‘Keep Europe’s Skies Open’ which we will present to the EU Commission and the EU Parliament to force them to finally take action to protect consumers from these unjustified ATC strike disruptions.”

Elsewhere, the low budget airline confirmed that Ryanair's Brussels Zaventem flights have resumed operations following the recent terror attacks. 

"Our Brussels Zaventem flights to/from Dublin will continue to operate to/from Brussels Charleroi, up to and including Tuesday, 19th April. Customers booked to fly from Brussels on this route should make their way to Brussels Charleroi, arrive at least three hours before their flight and allow extra time for additional security checks."