Published on : Thursday, June 2, 2016
75 flights have been cancelled by Ryanair as French Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) go on strike. The strike will continue for three more days causing travel hazards to continue for the weekend. There are warnings from the ACT that they will keep their future strikes between 10 June and 10 July targeting the European Championships.
Ryanair has asked the European Commission to intervene and stop the strike which is causing disruption to travellers. Ryanair said it is the 50th French strike since 2009 and the 9th in the past ten weeks.
Customers have been requested to check the status of flight if they are flying over the weekend from the official website of the airlines.
It has also started a Keep Europe’s Shies Open Petition and will present it to the European Commission one million signatures are procured.
According to Ryanair the strike action by the French ATC unions is a clear escalation of their attempts to cause as much disruption as possible, and not only will European consumers heading off in huge numbers on their summer holidays be affected, football fans from all over the continent face massive disruption as they get ready for the European Championships, which begin next week.
It is also important to note that the tourism sectors in Italy and Spain are continuing to be hit hard by these strikes, with thousands of flights to both destinations canceled in the past few weeks alone, meaning hotel beds lie empty and restaurants remain half-full due to tourists being unable to fly over France to get there.