EasyJet cancels more than 70 flights on Friday

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An estimated 10,000 easyJet passengers have had their flights to, from or throughout the UK cancelled because the airline battles with workers scarcity.

London Gatwick airport is worst affected, with 44 flights up to now grounded and others severely delayed.

The cancellations embody quite a lot of longer-distance vacation flights, together with to Paphos in Cyprus and the Greek airport of Preveza.

Whereas passengers on these flights had been advised a day or two upfront, shorter-notice cancellations are persevering with. The primary flight from Gatwick to Geneva was grounded within the early hours of Friday morning.

To and from Bristol, 14 departures have up to now been cancelled, together with hyperlinks to Amsterdam, Berlin and Krakow in Poland.

At Luton airport, the place easyJet has its headquarters, hyperlinks to Jersey and Malaga had been grounded – together with the return legs.

Flights from Scotland’s two busiest airports, Edinburgh and Glasgow, had been additionally affected.

From Edinburgh, spherical journeys to 2 home locations – Birmingham and London Stansted – had been cancelled. A Glasgow-Birmingham return flight was additionally scrapped, together with a round-trip to Paris CDG.

Elsewhere, easyJet made cancellations from Amsterdam to Berlin, Good and Milan.

In Amsterdam, KLM has grounded at the least 50 flights, together with hyperlinks to London Metropolis, Bristol and Manchester.

British Airways is cancelling greater than 100 European departures every day, however passengers are being wanred weeks upfront.

Wizz Air has additionally been cancelling flights, some at brief discover. From its primary UK base at Luton, providers to Palanga in Lithuania and the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, had been grounded. Gatwick cancellations included Tel Aviv, Milan Malpensa and Malaga. At Doncaster Sheffield, a base that Wizz Air is closing, the afternoon flight to Tenerife has been axed.

All passengers whose flights are cancelled are entitled to new flights on the unique day of departure if a seat is accessible, even whether it is on a rival airline.

If the cancellation was introduced lower than two weeks upfront and the airline is accountable, travellers are additionally due money compensation.

As well as there are some lengthy delays to and from Gatwick. The early arrival on easyJet from Malaga is seven hours late at current.

British Airways’ flight to Athens took off virtually 4 hours late. Many flights are greater than two hours delayed. They embody BA to Barcelona, easyJet to Faro and Milan Bergamo and Tui to Antalya.

These delays are prone to influence flights later within the day. The 9.25pm British Airways departure from Gatwick to Alicante is at present delayed by an hour.

An easyJet flight from London Gatwick to Catania in Sicily diverted to Paris Charles de Gaulle after a passenger fell sick shortly after take off.

The Airbus A320, flying as EZY8567, took off from Gatwick at 10.32am and flew usually for half an hour. However simply south of the French capital, whereas flying at 37,000 ft, the crew “squawked” an emergency on board. The airplane circled and landed at 12.35pm native time.

The plane took off once more after about 80 minutes on the bottom.

EasyJet cancellations to and from Gatwick

  • Almeria
  • Amsterdam
  • Barcelona
  • Belfast Metropolis
  • Berlin (2)
  • Budapest
  • Faro
  • Geneva
  • Malaga
  • Milan Malpensa
  • Good
  • Palma
  • Paphos
  • Pisa
  • Preveza
  • Rome
  • Seville
  • Sofia
  • Turin
  • Valencia
  • Venice
  • Zurich

EasyJet cancellations to and from Bristol

  • Amsterdam
  • Basel
  • Belfast Worldwide
  • Berlin
  • Glasgow
  • Krakow
  • Paris CDG

EasyJet cancellations to and from Luton

EasyJet cancellations to and from Edinburgh

  • Birmingham
  • London Stansted

EasyJet cancellations to and from Glasgow

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