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Europe’s Travel Woes Deepen as Strikes Add to Scrapped Flights

  • Chaos reigns at airports as Europe enters peak travel season
  • Ryanair, British Airways face strikes; Lufthansa cuts flights
Empty check-in counters for Deutsche Lufthansa AG at Terminal 1 of Frankfurt Airport, on June 24.

Empty check-in counters for Deutsche Lufthansa AG at Terminal 1 of Frankfurt Airport, on June 24.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

A wave of airline strikes and flight cancellations is deepening Europe’s transport crisis, disrupting travel plans just as the region’s peak summer season gets under way. 

Walkouts in coming days at Ryanair Holdings Plc, EasyJet Plc, British Airways and Aeroports de Paris (ADP) will add to the turmoil from staffing shortages that are leading to hours-long delays and thousands of scrapped flights. In the UK, the transport disarray has been compounded by a rail strike.