08/04/2016

Ryanair Cancels Over 100 Flights Following Italian ATC Strike

Ryanair has cancelled over 100 flights scheduled to and from Italy tomorrow, 09 April due to a strike by Italian air traffic controllers (ATC).

A total of 108 flights have been halted due to what Ryanair described as 'unjustified strikes'.

In a statement, the airline company said: "Due to an Italian ATC strike we regret that we have to cancel 108 flights to/from/within Italy tomorrow (Sat 9 Apr).

"All affected customers have been contacted by email and SMS text message and advised of their options of a full refund, or rebooking on to the next available flight, or onto an alternative route.

"We sincerely apologise to all customers disrupted by these unjustified strikes – the 5th such ATC strike in the last 3 weeks – by ATC unions who are holding European consumers to ransom.

"We call on the Italian Government and EU Commission to take action to prevent any further ATC disruptions."

(LM)

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