Up to 90,000 Ryanair passengers were affected by the two-day strike by French air traffic controllers, making it the biggest disruption to their flights since the 2010 volcanic ash cloud.
The strikes continued to cause knock-on disruption for air passengers over a period of days. Large numbers of passengers were stranded as limited industrial action by air traffic controllers in several other countries – who supported the French air traffic controllers joined their protest. The action led to more than 3,000 flights across Europe being cancelled as the strike was followed by a work-to-rule by controllers in other countries, including Portugal and Italy.
Flightbuddy dealt with over 200 cancellations and 300 delays, keeping passengers informed and providing them with emails.