Tui passengers to arrive home in Northern Ireland from Greece 41 hours late after flight was cancelled twice

Greater than 150 Tui passengers are lastly on their manner again from the Greek island of Kos after their flight to Belfast Worldwide, meant to take off on Saturday night, was cancelled twice.

They’re aboard a particular flight, operated by SmartLynx Malta, and are anticipated to the touch down 41 hours late.

The acute delay of flight TOM1649 was blamed on “operational points”. The preliminary flight at 9.20pm on Saturday night was grounded, and a alternative departure on Sunday night was additionally cancelled.

A passenger from County Fermanagh advised Belfast Stay: “The airport was tiny and the quantity of individuals was insanity, it was rammed and queuing for the quick meals restaurant was an hour and a half.

“To be truthful to Tui they’ve set us up on this lodge with all inclusive so there are combined feelings between folks, some are proud of their free bar however some are indignant with not getting residence.”

A spokesperson for Tui stated: “We’d prefer to apologise to prospects as a result of journey on flight from Kos to Belfast which was unable to depart as deliberate as a result of operational points.

“Everybody has been capable of keep of their resorts and meals have been offered. We’re in contact and can replace them with revised journey plans as quickly as we are able to.

“We perceive that delays are irritating and we thank all impacted prospects for his or her endurance.

“Prospects on this flight are entitled to compensation consistent with laws and have already been despatched info on methods to submit a declare.”

They are going to be entitled to £350 per particular person due to the delay.

The two,000-mile journey, scheduled to take 4 hours and half-hour, is likely one of the longest doable flights between Greece and the UK.

Different Tui passengers in Belfast are complaining on social media about delays – particularly a Sunday morning flight from the worldwide airport to Malaga.

Jonathan Boyd tweeted: “We had been as a result of fly from Belfast yesterday morning at 06:20 with Tui to Malaga.

“Nonetheless sitting in lodge in Belfast a day later and never flying out till 20:45 this night. 38 hour delay and nonetheless unsure we’ll even get away. So our seven day vacation has been lowered to 5 days!”

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