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Last Updated: Tuesday, 28 March 2006, 06:42 GMT 07:42 UK
Travellers hit by French dispute
Air passengers flying across the Channel face disruption on Tuesday because of a general strike in France.

Budget airline Ryanair has had to cancel more than 70 flights.

Services out of Stansted Airport, in Essex, to Grenoble, Perpignan, Montpellier, Nantes and Bergerac have been affected.

The airline has also cancelled flights between Luton Airport, in Bedfordshire, and Nimes and Brest, and some flights between Liverpool and Carcassone.

The low-fare carrier said customers booked on cancelled flights could re-book free of charge for travel up to 7 April and for travel between 24 and 30 April.

Government workers and members of trade unions in France are due to strike for one day over new youth employment contracts.


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