Thursday, April 09, 2015

Airport misery

The strike by French air traffic controllers has already affected 7,000 passengers at Alicante-Elche airport. Twenty six flights to and from the airport were cancelled yesterday. The Vueling flights to and from Paris(Orly) were affected as were 24 Ryanair flights to Liverpool, Bremen, East Midlands, Leeds, Dublin, Katowice, Birmingham, Shannon, Dusseldorf, Nuremberg, Maastrich, and Manchester.  All of those flights had to travel over French airspace.

For today, Ryanair are cancelling their flights to Brussels, East Midlands, Birmingham, Oslo, Dusseldorf, Billund, Karlsruhe-Baden.Manchester, Paris and Karlsruhe-Baden.

Most of the customers should have been contacted via email or by SMS. Those that haven’t should check with the airline websites for information.

Interestingly, there is no mention in the newspaper article about EasyJet, Monarch and flights that would normally travel over French airspace. Checking with Monarch’s website shows that they still expect to fly. Make of that what you will.

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