Manchester Airport flight delays could increase due to industrial action by air traffic controllers in France.
The announcement comes just days before the opening match of the European Championships.
Manchester Airport flight delay bosses have warned of flight delays to and from France due to industrial action being taken by air traffic controllers. They are all either to, from or over France.
Customers are being advised to check with the airline such as British Airways, Emirates and Jet2 in the coming days with regards to the specific flight delay that may occur or flights that are being cancelled.
France will kick-off Euro 2016 in Paris on June 10, with England starting their campaign against Russia in Marseille on Saturday, June 11. Many thousands of England football fans are expected in the country for the duration of the tournament.
Passengers are being advised to check all flights with airlines before travelling to the airport, with delays expected to hit flights both to and from Manchester Airport. Manchester Airport tweeted out a warning about flight delays – and there are also fears of possible future cancellations.
In a statement, the airport said: “Between the 2nd and 6th of June there is planned industrial action in France that has the potential to cause delays to flights to and from Manchester Airport. All passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline.”
The strike action is the latest in a series of walk-outs by French air traffic control in a dispute after planned reforms. A public service strike beginning on Thursday is set to run until June 6.
Industrial action is considered extraordinary circumstances and does not entitle passengers to flight delay claims for compensation, however you will be entitled to welfare if you are delayed for over 2 hours, we will always speak to the airline to ascertain the reason for delay.
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