Aer Lingus and Ryanair forced to cancel flights to, from and over France due to strike action 5 months ago

Aer Lingus and Ryanair forced to cancel flights to, from and over France due to strike action

Even if you aren't flying to or from France, your flight may still be cancelled.

A massive public sector walk-out is taking place in France today, which includes the country's air traffic controllers going on strike.

This has resulted in any flights going to or coming from the country to be cancelled outright, while any flights that may involve even flying over France may also be cancelled or heavily disrupted.

Aer Lingus and Ryanair are just two of the flight carriers who have been forced to cancel flights to, from and over the country, and all passengers are asked to check the status of their flights.

The strike action is part of a nationwide walk-out in France following President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that there will be a reduction public spending, a trimming of public sector jobs, and  an overhaul of large parts of the vast French state.

As a show of solidarity, all unions representing civil servants have backed today's strike action, which will include walk-outs from all flights, rail services, schools, and some of France's energy infrastructure.