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Flights cancelled due to threatened French strike

The strike action by air traffic controllers is expected to take place tomorrow.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Updated 10.20pm

FLYING TOMORROW? THEN you’re being advised to check your airline’s website before leaving for the airport.

That’s the advice from Dublin Airport, due to a threatened strike by French air traffic controllers tomorrow.

Due to this, some flights scheduled at Dublin Airport may be affected. Dublin Airport is advising passengers to check their airline’s website before setting out on their journey to the airport tomorrow.

Ryanair said it has been advised that strike action by air traffic controllers in France is likely to go ahead tomorrow between 5am and 7pm (GMT).

It said that the French Civil Aviation authority “require that all airlines flying to/from France reduce their flight schedules by 30 per cent”.

As a result it has cancelled a number of flights which were due to operate tomorrow.

The full list of cancelled flights is available here.

Ryanair said that strike action by French air traffic controllers is also likely to affect flights overflying France, so it expects further flight delays and cancellations.

It added:

Customers flying on the 10 October will be updated regarding the status of their flight via email and the mobile phone number provided at the time of booking. You may also monitor your flight status online.

To find out more about rebooking cancelled flights, visit the Ryanair website.

The airline is calling on the European Commission and French government “to prevent this strike action and keep the skies over Europe open”.

Aer Lingus said it is planning to operate a full schedule, but asks passengers to check their flight status at this link.

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