A number of European flights in and out of Dublin Airport cancelled today 2 years ago

A number of European flights in and out of Dublin Airport cancelled today

Flying away this weekend?

Well, you might not be. Ryanair has had to cancel 100 flights this weekend due to a French air traffic controllers strike.

Up to 100 flights in and out of Europe have been cancelled as the industrial action takes place between a 48 hour stoppage, which began at 5.30am this morning and will end at 5.30am Monday.

Aer Lingus said that while no flights with the airline have been cancelled yet, 16 are at risk of delay or disruption.

The airline said: "2,500 guests are currently booked to travel on these flights and could potentially be adversely impacted."

John Spollen, the President of the Irish Travel Agents Association said: "The air traffic control local to Marseilles have issues with rostering, and are going on strike.

"Previous strikes at that centre have resulted in cancellations and delays, as pilots flying to many of the Mediterranean destinations may take longer to get around the affected airspace."

While Dublin Airport tweeted:

Both Ryanair and Aer Lingus are urging customers flying this weekend to check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport.