Flights cancelled due to national strike in France

Flights cancelled due to national strike in France

Flights to and from Euro 2016 host nation France are being cancelled or delayed today due to a national strike.

The action includes the country’s main air traffic control unions and is the latest in a string of walkouts which have caused flight chaos this year.

The strike is the tenth day of industrial action in the past three months by French air traffic controllers

Ryanair cancelled more than 50 flights and warned of further delays and cancellations while British Airways and easyJet were among airlines forced to suspend French services.

Air France plans to operate all flights, saying that the French civil aviation authority had instructed all airlines not to adapt their flight schedules.

But the flag carrier warned that last minute delays and cancellations can be expected.

Passengers were advised that travel to airports by public transport could be disrupted.

BA said: “Unfortunately we will have to cancel some flights as a result of the strike action and other short-haul flights may also experience some disruption, given how many flights would normally use French airspace each day.



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

EasyJet said: “We would like to inform customers that there will be a French national strike on Thursday. This will have an impact on our flights to and from French airports, as well as those flying in French airspace.

“As the strike will affect all French airports we have taken the decision to proactively cancel a number of flights, allowing customers to re-organise their journeys. 

“We are taking further steps to minimise the impact of the strike on our customers but may see delays during the day.”

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