Widespread travel disruption as French air traffic controllers strike

Thursday 10 October 2013 23.13
Ryanair has cancelled over 70 flights to and from France due to the strike
Ryanair has cancelled over 70 flights to and from France due to the strike

A strike by French air traffic controllers has caused widespread travel disruption across Europe.

The strike is over planned changes at European level to air traffic control practices.

Ryanair cancelled over 70 flights to and from France, which includes two services between Dublin and Paris.

Aer Lingus cancelled two services between Dublin and Lyon. It expects to accommodate passengers from those flights tomorrow.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled from the UK to France, with Easy Jet and British Airways both announcing major disruption to services to and from French cities.

German airline Lufthansa reduced its flights to and from Lyon and Marseille.

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