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Ryanair flight turns back to Manchester after bird strike

The Ryanair flight was heading to Palma in Mallorca when it was forced to turn back. Credit: Dave Thompson / PA Archive/PA Images

A Ryanair flight has been forced to return to Manchester airport after a bird strike

The plane was heading to Palma in Mallorca when the pilot had to abandon the journey shortly after take-off.

This flight from Manchester to Palma returned to Manchester shortly after take-off following a minor bird strike.

The aircraft landed normally and the flight to Palma will operate as soon as possible.

Ryanair apologised to affected customers for any inconvenience caused.

– A Ryanair spokeswoman

EasyJet cancels 145 flights as French strike continues

EasyJet said it was "disappointed" at the industrial action in France. Credit: Reuters

The airline easyJet has currently cancelled 145 flights because of a strike by air traffic controllers in France.

The company said that 40 of the cancelled flights on Monday affect UK flights.

It added that it was "disappointed" at what it called "unnecessary strike action" which has affected many passengers and airlines across Europe.

EasyJet said that those meant to be travelling on Monday should check their flight status.

The company said it was trying to minimise disruption to passengers caused by the strike.

Although this is outside of our control we would like to apologise to all our customers for any inconvenience and would like to reassure them we are doing all possible to minimise any disruption as a result of the industrial actio

– easyJet

Ryanair cancels over 200 flights due to French strike

Ryanair has cancelled over 200 flights because of a strike in France by air traffic controllers.

The airline was critical of what it called the "selfish" actions of the ATC unions that led to the cancellation and delays of flights across Europe.

It urged passengers to sign its petition - Keep Europe Skies Open - which calls on the European Commission and European Parliament to protect Europe from what it called "repeated blackmail and disruption" by ATC unions.

It says it has contacted all affected customers by email and SMS text message with their options: a full refund, rebooking on to the next available flight or rebooking onto an alternative route.

Ryanair: French aviation unions' strike 'selfish'

Ryanair has called striking French airline staff selfish Credit: Rui Vieira/PA

Budget airline Ryanair has branded the French aviation unions "selfish" following the start of a three-day strike by the country's air traffic controllers.

Hundreds of passengers flying with easyJet, Ryanair and British Airways will face flight cancellations and delays up until Tuesday as a result of the French industrial action in a move that Ryanair deemed "unwarranted" and "grossly unfair".

Passengers travelling from Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton Airport have already been hit by rescheduling after the strike began on Sunday with officials at Gatwick saying that passengers had experienced delays averaging more than 50 minutes.

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