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Flying this week? Two days of air traffic control strikes are due

Some disruption at a number of European airports could be on the way for airline passengers.

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IF YOU’RE TRAVELLING by air tomorrow or Thursday, you might find some changes due to an air traffic control strike taking place in a number of European countries.

There will be a day of strike action by European Air Traffic Control services tomorrow, with the times differing depending on country. The strike is against EU plans for the deregulation of European airspace.

Irish air traffic controllers will not be striking.

The French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) has said that employees of the Air Traffic Control services are to take industrial strike action,  beginning late in the evening tomorrow and finishing in the early hours of Friday.

British airline Easyjet has said that it and other airlines operating to and from Paris airports have been asked to reduce their flying programmes by 20 per cent.

Due to this, some airlines have changed the times of their flights going in and out of some countries.

British Airways said:

Although we intend to operate as many flights as possible we have been forced to make some cancellations and have re-timed a number of flights to avoid the strike period.

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