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French Air Traffic Strike to Affect Ryanair Services

Published on Jun 23 2014 2:51 PM in General Industry

French Air Traffic Strike to Affect Ryanair Services

French Air Traffic Controllers are set to strike between the 24th-29th June leading to numerous carriers, including Ryanair, cancelling several flights. The strike may also affect flights overflying France and lead to further delays or cancellations.

Ryanair has said that 26 of their services will not operate tomorrow due to the industrial action. The strike is in opposition to preparations for the Single Sky initiative, where France is set to join Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg to create a regional authority. It aims to reduce congestion in European airspace and to allow planes to fly more direct routes. However unions are worried about the consequences of the plan, including budget cuts and the effect on jobs.

Decisions are likely to be taken on a day by day basis on the need for further cancellations. The strike could potentially last for six days, up until Sunday.

Passengers are advised to check the status of their journey on the relevant airline websites before they set off for the airport and to check what their options are if their flight has been cancelled.

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