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Ryanair cancels 166 flights (including 12 in Dublin) over French strike action

Some 30,000 customers will have their flights cancelled tomorrow.

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RYANAIR HAS CANCELLED 166 flights which were due to fly tomorrow following the decision by French air traffic controllers to go on strike.

The strike will be the 12th French air traffic control strike in the past 13 weeks.

The flights will be cancelled for 30,000 customers, while another 100,000 people who are flying tomorrow will experience delays.

Twelve of the cancelled flights are departing from or arriving into Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport, and people who were due to be flying with Ryanair have been advised to check their booking. Airports across Europe including Brussels, Paris Beauvais, London Stansted and Marseille are also affected.

At the end of last month, both Aer Lingus and Ryanair had to cancel flights following disputes among staff at French airports.

Ryanair are calling for the European Commission to bring in measures which would prevent strikes from disrupting travel, including allow Europe’s air traffic controllers (ATCs) to operate flights over France while their unions is on strike.

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They’ve started an online petition which they will present to the Commission when it reaches 1 million signatures.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

The frequency of these strikes, right in the middle of the holiday season, only serves to underline how urgent action is required to help reduce the impact of these strikes.

A full list of cancellations is available here.

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