As French Strikes Continue, Ryanair Seeks Help From Croatian Travellers – fri

Lauren Simmonds

April the 28th, 2023 – The popular Irish low budget carrier Ryanair, which has had a base at Zagreb Airport for some time now, bringing cheap flight from the Croatian capital to destinations all over Europe, is asking for the help of Croatian travellers in the face of ongoing, extremely disruptive French air traffic control strikes.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, ongoing strikes by employees at multiple European airports have caused great chaos in air traffic over more recent years, and chaos is expected again this summer during the very height of the tourist season, Croatia’s most important time of the year in an economic sense.

As the largest European airline warned, in terms of the number of passengers transported during just 2023, for example, the French union of air traffic controllers ATC went on strike for 39 days, as a result of which Ryanair had to cancel 3,500 flights, mostly those flying over France. Ryanair, among other carriers, deems this utterly unacceptable and is urging Croatian travellers to sign its petition to take the matter higher, more precisely to the European Commission (EC), to put pressure on France to keep EU skies open.

Ryanair’s petition, which takes only a second or two to sign and is available among its registered users, aims to force the European Commission to finally do something about constant French disruption which causes issues across Europe and protect the airlines, but also the passengers themselves.

”We have launched a petition calling on Ursula von der Leyen and the European Commission to protect air passengers, especially those on overflights during French air traffic control strikes, which you can support. By signing it, your email address and name will be submitted to our petition and we will send an urgent message to Ursula von der Leyen to protect passengers during these French air traffic control strikes,” they stated from Ryanair.

Croatian travellers can sign the petition by clicking here.

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