Airlines Lodge Complaints Over French ATC Strikes

Airwise | July 24, 2018

Airlines Lodge Complaints Over French ATC Strikes
IAG, Ryanair, EasyJet and Wizz Air have submitted complaints to the European Commission against France, saying its air traffic controllers’ strikes restrict freedom of movement within the EU. In a joint statement, the airlines said they were not questioning the right to strike but believe France is breaking European Union law by not enabling flights over the country during industrial disputes. Passengers on flights over France are being denied their freedom to travel as a result of the strike, the airlines said.“The right to strike needs to be balanced against freedom of movement,” IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said. “It’s not only customers flying in and out of France who is affected during French ATC strikes. Passengers on routes that overfly France, especially the large airspace that covers Marseille and the Mediterranean, are also subject to delays and massive disruptions.”

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