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Ryanair Urges EU Commission To Prevent French Air Traffic Controllers' Strike

Low-cost airline Ryanair Holdings Plc (RYAAY,RYA.L) on Tuesday called on the EU Commission to prevent French Air Traffic Controllers from going on strike again this week.

Ryanair condemned the EU Commission's continuing failure to act on its repeated call for the removal of the right to strike from Europe's air traffic controllers, "who repeatedly blackmail Europe's passengers with strikes throughout the summer season."

The company noted that many of Europe's police forces and army personnel are not allowed to strike. Air traffic controllers in the U.S. are also prevented by law from striking. The European Commission should apply similar no strike rules in Europe, the airline urged.

Ryanair confirmed that yesterday's French Air Traffic Control strike caused 134 flights to be cancelled, with a further 450 flights delayed. This resulted in 88,000 Ryanair passengers having their flights disrupted on Monday.

by RTT Staff Writer

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