Ryanair have cancelled 108 flights that were scheduled for tomorrow because of an air traffic control strike in Italy.
The strike affects flights to, from and within Italy.
“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,” Ryanair stated.
“We sincerely apologise to all customers disrupted by these unjustified strikes – the fifth such ATC strike in the last three 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.
“We encourage all customers to sign our online petition, ‘Keep Europe’s Skies Open’ which we will present to the EU Commission and the EU Parliament to force them to finally take action to protect consumers from these unjustified ATC strike disruptions.”
Update 1.57pm: In more positive news, the airline confirmed that it will be and the majority of Ryanair’s Brussels Zaventem flights due have resumed operations following the recent terror attacks.
“Our Brussels Zaventem flights to/from Dublin will continue to operate to/from Brussels Charleroi, up to and including Tuesday, 19th April,” Ryanair stated.
“Customers booked to fly from Brussels on this route should make their way to Brussels Charleroi, arrive at least three hours before their flight and allow extra time for additional security checks.”