Ryanair pulled 650 flights due to French Air Traffic Control strikes last month

By Harry Kemble
03/05/2023
Home » Ryanair pulled 650 flights due to French Air Traffic Control strikes last month

Ryanair was forced to cancel more than 650 flights last month due to French Air Traffic Control (ATC) strikes.

The budget carrier said around 118,000 passengers were affected by the cancellations. However, it was still able to operate almost 90,000 flights.

Last month around 16 million passengers flew with Ryanair – up from 14.2m in April 2022.

Ryanair urged passengers to sign its petition to put pressure on the European Commission to protect flights through airspaces during ATC strikes.

The petition says the airline has cancelled more than 4,000 flights this year, many of which were due to fly over France. It adds: “This is unfair. The EU must act now to protect overflights and the EU Single Market.

“Ryanair has repeatedly called on the EU Commission and Ursula von der Leyen to take action to protect EU passengers and overflights during repeated French ATC strikes.

“Ryanair calls on all passengers to sign our petition.”

More than 652,000 people have signed it so far.

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