ITAA responds to french air traffic controllers strike
TRAINING DATE: 08/08/2019
The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has today released comment on the French air traffic controllers strike which is affecting thousands of travellers. Ryanair have cancelled 168 flights for today, 24th June and both Ryanair and Aer Lingus are reporting potential delays of three – four hours on affected flights.
Martin Skelly, President of the ITAA said, “The timing of this French air traffic strike is a real inconvenience for the travel industry and travel customers around the World are experiencing instability as a result. We commend Ryanair and Aer Lingus for their prompt actions to minimise disruption to Irish travellers, but due to the degree of disturbance the strike has created, unfortunately many flights have been cancelled and many others face extensive delays”.
He continued, “All of our member travel agents are working closely with business and leisure customers in an attempt to minimise inconvenience by keeping them up to date with delays and cancellations as well as assisting them with rebooking flights and changing travel plans.”
The ITAA recommends that consumers who are concerned about the strike affecting their travel plans visit www.flightrights.ie. The website is a resource for consumers who have had their air plans disrupted and helps passengers to understand their rights and entitlements.