Strike chaos sees 1,000 Irish flights cancelled

Aer Lingus and Ryanair hit as air traffic controller stoppages in France affect 200 flights this month

10th July, 2016
Aer Lingus and Ryanair have been badly hit because of strike action PIc: RollingNews.ie

More than 1,000 Irish airline flights have been cancelled so far this year because of ongoing air traffic control strikes across Europe.

Aer Lingus and Ryanair have been badly hit because of strike action that disrupted crucial European airspace on average every 13 days.

The latest stoppages by French air traffic controllers last week – the 13th this year – saw a further 200 flights cancelled during the busiest month of the year for airlines.

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