Ryanair calls for action after flights are cancelled due to air traffic control strikes

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Budget airline Ryanair has said over 1,100 flights were cancelled in June due to air traffic control strikes and staff shortages across the UK, France and Germany.

It said more than 210,000 passengers were impacted by the cancellations. Ryanair said the cancellations compare with just 41 in June last year.

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PIC: PA

It follows cancellations of more than 1,100 flights also in May.

Chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said: “Regrettably over 210,000 Ryanair customers had their flights cancelled in June because of four weekends of ATC (air traffic control) strikes and repeated UK, German and French ATC staff shortages.

“Ryanair calls for urgent action by the EU Commission and European governments to ameliorate the effect of ATC strikes and staff shortages in the UK, Germany and France from disrupting the travel plans of millions of Europe’s consumers this summer.”