Easyjet and TUI flights cancelled and lengthy queues at some UK airports as passengers face half-term disruption


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EasyJet says it can cancel greater than 200 flights over the subsequent 10 days, placing half-term breaks in danger for 1000’s of travellers.

The airline mentioned about 24 flights from London Gatwick could be affected every day between now and 6 June.

A spokeswoman for the corporate mentioned: “We’re very sorry for the late discover of a few of these cancellations and inconvenience prompted for patrons booked on these flights, nonetheless we consider that is needed to offer dependable companies over this busy interval.

“Prospects are being knowledgeable from at the moment (Friday) and supplied with the choice to rebook their flight or obtain a refund and may apply for compensation in keeping with laws.”

“Over the subsequent week we can be working round 1,700 flights per day, with round 1 / 4 of those working to and from Gatwick.”

The information comes after a software problem forced the airline to cancel around 200 flights on Thursday, inflicting large queues in a lot of UK airports.

In the meantime, vacation agency TUI says a few of its flights have been cancelled or delayed.

A spokesperson mentioned: “The half-term holidays are all the time an extremely busy interval with many purchasers trying to get away. Sadly, resulting from varied operational and provide chain points a small variety of flights have been delayed or cancelled.

“We would prefer to reassure clients that we’re doing every little thing we are able to to minimise delays and can be in direct communication ought to their vacation be impacted. We would prefer to thank clients for his or her persistence and understanding throughout this time.”

Airline passengers confronted prolonged queues at airports together with Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted and Bristol.

In different journey disruption, Liverpool FC supporters confronted lengthy delays on the Port of Dover on Friday as they waited to cross the Channel to Paris for Saturday’s Champions League match.

There’s additionally excessive demand for sailings from households embarking on journeys to the continent for half-term.

The port said passengers should pack adequate supplies as it’s anticipating “a really busy week forward”.

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