Chaos as 100 Ryanair flights cancelled this weekend due to strikes

Holidaymakers will have to deal with flight disruption this weekend as budget airline Ryanair announce 100 journeys will be cancelled due to industrial action in France.

Irish airline AER Lingus have also been forced to cancel a number of flights this weekend due to the French Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) strike.

EasyJet have also warned about disruption over the weekend.

‘Significant disruption’ is expected on Saturday and Sunday with Nice, Marseilles and Lyon the affected airports.

Ryanair say that they have contacted their customers by text to let them know of their options.

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They are expected to cancel up to 100 flights, including their Dublin to Nice return services on Saturday and Sunday.

Easyjet also warned passengers there could be disruption and asked customers to check before they travel.

The budget carrier said in a statement: "Due to a French air traffic control strike starting on Saturday 30th June through to Sunday 1st July 2018, our flights could be affected."

The airline also added on its website: "We expect delays and cancellations to some of our flights across the network.

"Flights that do not operate through France may still be affected as 65% of Easyjet flights operate through French air space and may be delayed before arriving for your flight."

A Ryanair spokesman said: “Due to yet another unjustified French ATC strike this weekend, Ryanair regrets to inform customers that it has been forced to cancel a number of flights on Saturday.

“All affected customers were contacted yesterday by email and text message and advised of their options.”

Aer Lingus are giving affected passengers the option of changing their flight free of charge.

However due to their busy summer schedule, there is limited availability on many routes.

Four of their flights have been cancelled so far with more to come.

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An Aer Lingus spokeswoman said: “Aer Lingus wishes to advise those planning to travel to continental Europe this weekend to check the status of their flight on before departing for the airport, due to significant flight disruption caused by the ongoing French Air Traffic Controllers strike.

“In order to help minimise the impact of this ongoing strike disruption on guests, Aer Lingus is offering guests due to travel to the affected airports this weekend the option of changing their flight free-of-charge to a later date.

“Those wishing to change flights can do so via or +353 1 886 8989.

"Please note that due to our busy summer schedule, there is limited availability on many routes.

“Four flights on Saturday have already been cancelled and the risk of additional cancellations or delays is significant.

“In the case of a cancelled flight, 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.”

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