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Here's how to find out if your flight has been canceled as the French air traffic controllers' strike unfolds

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Ryanair has canceled 300 flights due to a strike in France that may affect more than 50,000 passengers.

The Irish company is one of the airlines most affected by the industrial action, as French air traffic controllers (ATC) decided to resign after authorities failed to reach an agreement.

Thursday's strike by air traffic controllers resulted in the cancellation of 75 percent of flights to Paris Orly, 55 percent to Paris Charles De Gaulle and 65 percent to Marseille.

Ryanair said the knock-on effect would affect not only flights to and from France, but also across the continent.

Its chief executive Michael O'Leary said: “French air traffic controllers have the right to go on strike, but we should cancel French flights, not flights from Ireland to Italy or flights from Germany to Spain or Scandinavia to Portugal.”

He attacked the European Commission under Ursula von der Leyen because, in his opinion, it had failed to protect overflights and the internal market for air travel.

You should receive a notification if your flight has been canceled (PA Archive)You should receive a notification if your flight has been canceled (PA Archive)

You should receive a notification if your flight has been canceled (PA Archive)

How to check if your flight has been canceled

You should receive an email or notification when your flight is canceled.

To keep an eye on the situation as it develops, you can monitor the website of the airport you are departing from or your airline.

You can also watch the live situation from Gatwick and Heathrow:

Heathrow Airport cancellations can be found here (information sourced from Flightview).

Flightview live updates from Gatwick Airport can be found here.