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French air traffic control strike: Flights cancelled as country's labour dispute grows

Dozens of flights from the UK and Ireland have been cancelled as air traffic controllers join the growing strike action in France.

The industrial action is in response to the dispute over changes to employment law.

The country is being brought to a standstill with strikes affecting the railways, fuel and electricity supplies.

Aer Lingus and Ryanair have cancelled a number of flights to and from France on Thursday.

Aer Lingus flights has cancelled ten flights to and from Dublin and France.

Gatwick Airport has warned passengers there may be delays caused by the strike.

Aer Lingus regrets that it has been forced to cancel a number of services tomorrow as a result of strike action by French Air Traffic Controllers.

This is the latest in a long line of similar industrial action which continues to disrupt passengers and airlines across Europe.

We once again call for intervention by European and French authorities to prevent such harm.

– Stephen Kavanagh, Aer Lingus chief executive

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