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Dublin Airport: Over 30 flights cancelled due to French air traffic control strike


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Passengers flying to French airports are being impacted and are now being advised to check with their airlines for updates.

As of 7am this morning, 36 flights in and out of Dublin airport have been cancelled.

Of those, 23 are departures and 13 are flights that were scheduled to arrive here today.

Yesterday, Ryanair said it was forced to cancel over 300 of its flights because of the planned strike action, with the cancellations affecting 50,000 of the airlines passengers.

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In a statement, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said the airlines being forced to cancel flights was “completely unacceptable”.

“Legal mechanisms exist across Europe, in Spain in Italy in Greece for protecting over flights during national ATC strikes,” Mr O’Leary said.

“We continue to ask why France and the European Commission won’t protect overflights during national ATC strikes,” he added.

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Mr O’Leary also said while air traffic controllers have the right to go on strike, this action should only affect French flights.

The Ryanair CEO also called on Ursula von der Leyen to take action against the cancellation of overflights, which he said could have avoided 90pc of the disruption today.

While the majority of Dublin Airport impacted cancellations are flights to and from French airports including Paris Orly, La Rochelle and Nice, a Ryanair flight to Basel, Switzerland, is also affected.

In a statement this morning, daa spokesperson Graeme McQueen said passengers should check with their airlines for updates on their flights.

“Due to a planned Air Traffic Control strike in France, some airlines have cancelled flights into and out of Dublin Airport today,” Mr McQueen said.

“As of 7am, a total of 36 flights due to operate at Dublin Airport today have been cancelled by airlines, including 23 departures and 13 arrivals.

“Passengers are advised to check directly with their airline for updates regarding specific flights.”

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