Ryanair and Aer Lingus set to cancel over 100 flights this weekend 2 years ago

Ryanair and Aer Lingus set to cancel over 100 flights this weekend

Take note if you're travelling.

A number of flights will be cancelled across Europe this weekend due to strike action in France.

A 48-hour strike will begin just before 6am on Saturday, and will remain in place until just before 6am on Monday.

Flights to France, or those that occupy French airspace during the travel route, should expect heavy delays over the weekend, too.

Aer Lingus have released a flight disruption guideline, offering people advice if they are effected.

In the case of a cancelled flight, those effected can opt to do any of the following:

  • Be accommodated on the next available flight,
  • Rebook their flight free of charge, or
  • Cancel and apply for a refund.

Aer Lingus have confirmed that four of their Irish flights have already been cancelled, with many more expected, and have given the following statement:

"Please be advised of flight disruptions this weekend due to French Air Traffic Controller Strike. Guests planning to travel this weekend are advised to check the status of their flight before departing for the airport. If your flight has been cancelled, affected guests can opt to be accommodated on the next available flight, rebook their flight free of charge, or cancel and apply for a refund. More information can be found below or by contacting our call centre on 00-353-1-8868989."

Ryanair have cancelled two Irish flights this weekend, but expect that up to 100 could be cancelled in total, and issued this statement to those flying with the airline on Saturday and Sunday:

"Due to yet another French ATC strike, Ryanair regrets to inform customers that it has been forced to cancel a number of flights (we expect up to 100 flights) on Saturday and Sunday (3o June & 1 July).

All affected customers have been contacted by email and text message and advised of their options: a full refund, rebooking on to the next available flight or transferring to an alternative flight.

As a result of this strike action, we also expect some significant delays to flights to/from/over France, and we advise customers due to travel on Saturday and Sunday to check the status of their flight on the Ryanair website."

If you're travelling soon, please check the status of your flight with the relevant airline.