Friday September 25, 2020

Ryanair and Aer Lingus call for end to French air traffic control strikes

Airlines join others calling for EU strike-busting airspace merger

4th June, 2016
Ryanair increased its passenger numbers in May in spite of the French air traffic control strikes Pic: Rollingnews.ie

Ryanair and IAG, the owner of Aer Lingus, have joined easyJet, Lufthansa and other airlines have called for air traffic controllers from neighbouring countries to step in during French strikes.

The chief executives of the airlines will push EU in late June to merge airspace, allowing air traffic controllers from other countries to effectively act as strike-busters in any future French air traffic control strikes, according to a report in The Guardian today. The newspaper...

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