French air traffic control strike to cause chaos again today
- Author: Jack Mann Jun 24, 2016,
Jun 24, 2016, 15:02
Both Ryanair and Aer Lingus have, however, made a decision to cancel 62 flights between Ireland and France tomorrow, and accused the l'USAC-CGT union, which is behind the latest walkout, of deliberately targeting football fans hoping to attend Euro 2016 matches.
The Irish Times reports that while Aer Lingus only had to cancel six flights between Dublin and France, Ryanair had to cancel 56 flights to, from and over France.
Dozens of flights to and from French airports, as well as those flying in French airspace, were cancelled on Thursday as the USAC-CGT union went on a one-day strike.
Irish fans in France making the trip home are expected to face delays as the air strikes have also grounded a number of regional French flights.
"Just this week nine strike days have been confirmed for June and July and they surely won't be the last".
Easyjet said: "We would like to inform customers that there will be a French national strike on Thursday".
BA has said it will use larger aircraft on routes that are operating to help accommodate more customers and will offer passengers travelling today the opportunity to re-schedule their flight.
"It is also impacting the tourism of many countries in Europe as tourists don't travel because of cancelled flights".
"These Euro specials will sell fast and are only available for booking on the Ryanair.com website".