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French ATC strike causes travel disruption

31 Mar 2016 by BusinessTraveller

Travellers heading to France today (Thursday March 31) face delays and cancellations due to the latest strike by French air traffic controllers.

Ryanair tweeted “We regret that due to yet another French ATC strike, we’ve been forced to cancel a number of flights” – a list of around 90 cancelled services can be seen here.

Meanwhile BA said that “in addition to cancelling some flights to and from France, other European flights which use French airspace will also be affected and are likely to experience delays and cancellations”.

“We will be using larger aircraft, where possible, to help affected customers and are doing all we can to reduce the levels of disruption.”

BA customers can check the status of their flight here.

Easyjet said that “We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact of the strike on our customers, and have taken the decision to proactively cancel a number of flights, allowing customers to reorganise their journeys.

“We will communicate to affected customers directly via SMS using the details provided at the time of booking.”

Easyjet passengers can also check the status of their flight by adding their flight number after easyjet.com/

Earlier this week IAG’s CEO Willie Walsh called on British and French governments to intervene over the strikes, which have now seen 43 days of industrial action byu airport unions since 2009 (see news March 29).

ba.com, easyjet.com, ryanair.com

Mark Caswell

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