Flying soon? Hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to a strike
Irish people flying to and from France face travel disruption due to a 48-hour strike by French air traffic controllers and transport workers.
Irish and UK carriers are being forced to cancel up to 40% of their French services today and tomorrow, with easyJet having to axe 118 flights today alone.
Two Aer Lingus flights - EI 522 Dublin to Paris and EI 523 Paris to Dublin – have been cancelled by the Irish operator.
We've been notified of industrial action by French Air Traffic Controllers on Wed 08 and Thurs 09 April. More info at http://t.co/iUA8gujUyd— Aer Lingus (@AerLingus) April 7, 2015
Good morning, please check here for the latest info regarding the French ATC strike. http://t.co/Deq8gFgvEB— Ryanair (@Ryanair) April 8, 2015
EasyJet said it was contacting all affected passengers and was also advising them to check the status of their flight.
BA said: "We are doing all we can to minimise disruption to customers. We will be using larger aircraft as well as re-routing some flights to try to help as many customers as possible get to where they need to be.
"Unfortunately there will be some knock-on delays to other parts of our short-haul network as a result of the strike action, given how much airspace in Europe will be affected. We are sorry for any disruption to customers' travel plans."
Flybe is cancelling 16 flights today including services to Paris from Manchester, Birmingham and Exeter as well as some flights from Southampton.