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Hundreds of Irish passengers hit by flight cancellations as French strike continues

Fifteen Ryanair flights into and out of Dublin have been cancelled due to the action.

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary

HUNDREDS OF PASSENGERS due to fly out of Dublin today have had their flights cancelled because of industrial action in France.

French air traffic controllers are protesting over slowing recruitment and a reported lack of investment in the sector.

Fifteen Ryanair flights into and out of the city have been affected by the two-day strike, which began yesterday. Passengers travelling through Cork and Shannon will not be impacted.

The airline said customers will be updated over email or on the mobile number the provided at the time of booking.

In a statement, Ryanair said it “sincerely apologises for any delays or inconvenience caused by these disruptions which are outside of our control”.

The airline called on the European Commission to take action to prevent flight cancellations caused by air traffic strikes.

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Aer Lingus said it expects no disruption to its schedule today but advised customers to check the status of their flight before departing for the airport.

Other airlines including EasyJet and British Airways have also called off flights. Passengers travelling to French airports have been told to expect long delays and cancellations as the strike enters its second day.

A full list of cancelled Ryanair flights is available here.

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