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More flight cancellations as air traffic controllers strike

Two Flybe flights to and from Lyon and Paris have been cancelled Credit: PA

More disruption to flights from Birmingham airport is expected today as a strike by French air traffic controllers enters a second day.

Flybe has confirmed two of its flights two and from Lyon and Paris have been cancelled.

The strikers are protesting against restructuring plans that, they say, threaten the air navigation service in France.

The controllers are also due to stage another stoppage next week and yet another one at the end of this month.


50 new jobs in Birmingham as Flybe announce new routes

50 new jobs will be created at Birmingham Airport after Flybe announced seven new routes.

William Pearson, Birmingham Airport's Aviation Development Director and Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Simmons, announced the plans Credit: ITV News Central

Three additional aircraft will be moved to Birmingham Airport to enable the changes.

Flybe have moved three additional aircraft to Birmingham Airport Credit: PA

The new routes include flights to:

  • Florence
  • Cologne
  • Toulouse
  • Porto
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Bordeaux
  • Alicante

The company will now have thirteen aircraft based in Birmingham.