Ryanair forced to cancel almost 100 flights as passengers urged to check

Ryanair has cancelled multiple flights
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Budget airline Ryanair has been forced to cancel dozens of flights amid strike action. Air traffic control workers in France are set to walk out tomorrow (Thursday, June 5).

This will affect any travellers hoping to make their way to or from Paris Beauvais Airport. Ryanair has cancelled almost 100 flights as a result, including at least one from Birmingham Airport.

A spokesperson for Ryanair said: "It is inexplicable that Ursula von der Leyen and the EU Commission have failed to take action to protect EU passengers’ Freedom of Movement during these repeated French ATC strikes.

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"As a result, we have been forced to cancel almost 100 flight to/from Paris Beauvais Airport tomorrow, Thurs 6th June, unfairly disrupting thousands of EU passengers’ travel plans at short notice.

"EU passengers are sick and tired of suffering unnecessary cancellations during ATC strikes. The EU Commission must now act upon Ryanair’s Protect Passengers - Keep EU Skies Open petition of more than 2.1m EU passengers’ signatures which Ryanair delivered directly to the EU Commission offices in May, Sept and Jan last."

They added: "There is no excuse for EU passengers to bear the burden of national ATC strikes that are completely unrelated to them and its time that Ursula von der Leyen and the EU Commission do something about it.”

Ryanair currently operates to Paris Beauvais Airport from Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Edinburgh and Belfast, The Sun reports. Flights to other areas in France may also be affected, passengers have been warned.

A spokesperson for Paris Beauvais Airport said: "Major disruptions are expected in the flight schedule. Please contact your airline for any information on the status of your flight."

The full list of cancelled flights to and from the UK has not been shared but current flights cancelled include:

  • FR3579 from Leeds to Beauvais at 11:35am

  • FR718 from Birmingham to Beauvais at 12:45pm

  • FR5591 from Edinburgh to Beauvais at 2:05pm

  • FR3580 from Beauvais to Leeds at 2:45pm