French air traffic controllers brought problems to air passengers using Alicante-Elche and San Javier airports for the second time in a month on Tuesday, as they took part in a general strike called by French unions protesting against government labour reforms.

Eighteen Ryanair services to and from Alicante-Elche airport were pulled, including links to Manchester and Liverpool, whilst the Irish carrier scrapped 10 flights at San Javier taking in locations including Dublin, Luton and Stansted.

Altogether Ryanair cancelled over 200 services across Europe, with Easyjet pulling 104 services to and from the continent, though none of their flights to Alicante-Elche were scrapped. Many journeys to and from the region were delayed as planes had to be rerouted to avoid French air space.

The last industrial action taken by the French controllers was on Tuesday September 12th.

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