Irish flights cancelled due to French air traffic controllers strike
Ryanair and Aer Lingus forced to cancel flights during 13th strike in 14 weeks
Ryanair said it has had to cancel 102 flights affecting more than 18,000 customers. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire
Hundreds of Irish holidaymakers face delays and disruption during the 13th air traffic controllers (ATC) strike in 14 weeks.
Aer Lingus have cancelled four return flights to Perpignan, Nice, Bordeaux and Paris.
Five return Ryanair flights to Nantes, Biarritz, Carcassonne, Alicante and Bordeaux have also been cancelled.
A Ryanair spokesman said tthe company was forced to cancel 102 flights in total affecting more than 18,000 customers.
He said more than 100,000 people travelling across Europe would experience “severe” delays during the day.
Ryanair chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said it was unacceptable the strikes had become “weekly events”.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
The Airlines for Europe (A4E) lobby - representing the five leading carriers and their more than 500 million annual passengers - renewed calls for regulatory reform to prevent further, unchecked agitation last month.
Aer Lingus flights cancelled
EI510 Dublin to Perpignan
EI511 Perpignan to Dublin
EI544 Dublin to Nice
EI545 Nice to Dublin
EI508 Dublin to Bordeaux
EI509 Bordeaux to Dublin
EI528 Dublin to Paris
EI529 Paris to Dublin
Ryanair flights cancelled
FR1984 Dublin T1 Carcassonne
FR1982 Dublin T1 Biarritz
FR1986 Dublin T1 Nantes(Brittany)
FR9951 Cork Alicante
FR9905 Cork Bordeaux
Full details of all cancellations for Ryanair: https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/travel-updates/flight-cancellations3
Details on Aer Lingus flights: https://www.aerlingus.com/support/flight-disruption-information/