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Published on 14th December 2010 by Martin Krupka, 1698 views
Ryanair announced it will take legal action against the Spanish air navigation and airports authority AENA, the aviation regulator AESA and the USCA traffic controllers union, over the unauthorized and unannounced work stoppage by air traffic controllers on December the 3rd and 4th, which lead to cancellation of over 500 flights. The cancellations caused disruptions to more than 75,000 of its passengers.
Ryanair also reiterated calls for the European Commission to remove the “right to strike” from essential services such as ATC. Ryanair said that so far this year it has been forced to cancel 2,500 flights and delay over 13,000 flights, disrupting more than 2.5 million passengers, as a direct result of Belgian, French and Spanish ATC strikes.