Palma airport affected by the French strike as were many other airports.

23-04-2016Aina Ginard

French air-traffic controllers took part in yesterday's strikes across France that were led by the hard-left CGT union against planned labour reforms by President Emmanuel Macron.

Ryanair cancelled 110 flights in total. Chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said that enough was enough. If the French government is serious about changing France, he insisted that it should start with the air-traffic control unions. Once more, thousands of passengers were having travel plans disrupted by the unions.

EasyJet announced that there would be disruptions yesterday, including those not flying through French airspace. By around ten o'clock yesterday evening there had been a total of thirty cancellations of flights into and out of Palma (five per cent of the day's schedule) as well as numerous delays.

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Geoff / Hace 10 days

All forms of transport are an essential service and all governments should legislate that employees cannot walk off the job. Look what happened in December 2010 and the chaos that ensued. Look also at the consequences these 'air traffic controllers' now face, suspension of two years, fines up to 30,000 euros and possible jail terms. The disruption they caused and the financial costs travellers had to bear was astronomical. I am all for workers rights but not when it causes chaos because they feel they have the upper hand. This is especially important in our case. We need to get on and off the island.

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Michael Burden / Hace 10 days

Somewhat surprisingly my friend in Birmingham flew home on time and without any problems yesterday on the Ryanair flight from Palma to Birmingham, whereas all of the other Ryanair flights to the U.K. yesterday seemed to have been cancelled.

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S. / Hace 11 days

Typo error. Should read " Since the early 1990's "

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S. / Hace 11 days

Again these 'Froggie' Controllers are holding Europe to ransom. How I detest the French , for not resolving these controllers constant lightening strikes. They strike between 5 to 10 times per holiday season. I have been caught by these disgraceful criminals, since the 1090's. On one occasion I was held in the old Palma Airport ,overnight for 10 hours !. I would pay more for flights to use other Corridors ,avoiding the French, every time these childish Frogs Strike !!!!. Remove their powerful control. Over 25 years, and these people are continuing to strike.

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