Hundreds Of Flights Cancelled Due To Strike In France

Elaine Stenson
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Hundreds of flights across Europe have been cancelled today because of a strike by French air traffic controllers.

The stoppage started this morning and will last until early tomorrow.

Ryanair’s had to cancel up to 100 of its European flights – including the Dublin to Nice service – while Aer Lingus says 16 of its flights are at risk of disruption.

Anyone worried their trip could be affected is advised to check the airlines’ websites.

John Spollen is from the Irish Travel Agents Association:

“It is annoying that a small section can hold the whole of Europe to ransom and obstruct flights from all over Europe – with regard to compensations by the airline…it’s not payable but flights that are cancelled –  passengers are entitled to a duty of care – and meals are to be provided at the airline’s expense.”