European airports are under immense pressure today to deal with the French Air Traffic Controller strike across France. Ryanair has had to cancels flights to destinations across Europe, causing huge stress for fliers.
The airline tweeted their regret at having to cancel the 110 flights as a result of the strike which is estimated to affect 20,000 passengers. Passengers flying to Bergerac, Blagnac, Bordeaux Limoges, Marseille, Palma and Perpignan, Barcelona and Madrid have all been impacted today.
We regret some flights (12 Sep) are cancelled due to French ATC strikes. Time for the French Govt to take action! https://t.co/8joW0K7LZQ
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) September 11, 2017
Customers are being recommended to the check the Ryanair website about their flight before heading to the airport. Further delays from France are likely as the Air Traffic unions react to French President Emmanuel Macron's labour reform.
Twitter users angrily reacted to, what they felt, was a lack of response to the French strike from Ryanair officials:
Is it possible to speak to anyone at Ryanair about cancelled flights going out from Lisbon tonight?@Ryanair
— donna (@donna597) September 10, 2017
#Ryanair shocking service here you cancelled a flight have no representative from your company and people are queuing without any info
— liam redmond (@samehead1) September 10, 2017
Absolute @Ryanair shambles at Rome Ciampino airport. Flights cancelled, delays that have passed half an hour ago & not a single announcement
— Jamie Barnard (@JamieBarnard88) September 10, 2017
— Jim McCumesty (@jmccumesty) September 10, 2017
Ryanair just cancelled my flight for tomorrow morning. No explanation. Minimal apology. No surprises there. Amazing customer relations.
— Nick Hewer (@Nick_Hewer) September 11, 2017
#Ryanair we are at Perpingnan airport right now and we have been notified that our flight FR937 had been cancelled!!! No one is here to help
— Kayleigh (@Kaykaysmith21) September 12, 2017
If @Ryanair was a person I'd drop kick them into French air space
— bethany carvill (@bethany_carvill) September 11, 2017
Click here to find out whether or not your flight has been affected.