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East Midlands Airport hit by Ryanair cancellations

East Midlands Airport has seen a total of 16 departures and arrivals as a result of industrial action by air traffic controllers in France.

About 2,500 passengers were affected after Ryanair cancelled a number of services.

The strike in France is due to finish early on Wednesday and Ryanair said all services would be back to normal by then.

A total of 37 flight departures were cancelled across the UK.

Passengers have been advised to check with the airline if they have any queries.

Palma in the Canary Islands and Valencia in Spain were among the destinations affected by the cancellations.

The French air traffic controllers are taking industrial action as part of a national day of strikes and demonstrations across the country in opposition to government pension reforms - the third in a month.

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