Ryanair sets new passenger record in June despite French air traffic control strikes

The low cost airline carried a record 17.4 million passengers in June, which was up 9 per cent year on year

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary

Ryanair has revealed that more than 900 flights were cancelled in June as it was hit by air traffic control strikes across France.

The low-cost carrier said around 160,000 passengers were affected by the cancellations, which were largely as a result of the industrial action in France throughout June.

French air traffic controllers staged a series of strikes last month, with the latest – a 34-hour walkout ending on June 30 – marking their 60th ...