A French air traffic control strike is set to delay passengers travelling to and from the continent. The industrial action will start in France from 5am on Sunday until 5am on Tuesday.
A 20% reduction in flights is due to affect seven airports across France. Over the course of the previous strikes which took place in June 2014, there were around 1030 delays or cancellations.
Ryanair has already grounded 200 flights and stated they are “unwarranted and grossly unfair” to read more click here.
If you suffer a flight delay because of a strike, your airline has an obligation to offer you assistance. Assistance can include food and drink and overnight accommodation, if required.
Unlike delays for other reasons, airlines are not obliged to offer compensation following a strike because they are usually considered to be ‘extraordinary circumstances’ and out of the airlines’ control, however if you are delayed after the initial strikes are over you may still be entitled to claim.
If you would like us to see if you can reclaim for you flight delay please contact us.