Cyprus Mail

easyJet cancels more than 200 flights

file photo: easyjet airplanes are parked on the tarmac during the official opening of the new berlin brandenburg airport (ber) "willy brandt", in schoenefeld near berlin
The European airline has been hit by a string of problems since the removal of COVID restrictions led to a rebound in travel

Low-cost carrier easyJet is to cancel more than 200 flights over the next 10 days due to airport delays and other restrictions, disrupting travel during the school holidays.

The European airline has been hit by a string of problems since the removal of COVID restrictions led to a rebound in travel, with many British airports struggling to recruit enough ground staff while easyJet has also struggled with IT problems.

It recently removed six seats from some A319 aircraft to reduce the crew it needed by one.

It said in a statement on Saturday it would cancel around 24 flights a day from London’s Gatwick Airport between May 28 and June 6. It was forced to cancel around 200 flights on Thursday due an IT problem.

“We are very sorry for the late notice of some of these cancellations and inconvenience caused for customers booked on these flights however we believe this is necessary to provide reliable services over this busy period,” it said.

“Customers are being informed from today and provided with the option to rebook their flight or receive a refund and can apply for compensation in line with regulations.”

Cyprus has a number of easyJet flights due into both Larnaca and Paphos on Saturday and Sunday. Several are marked as being delayed but only for a short period of 20 minutes to half an hour to Larnaca. None appeared to have been cancelled.

According to the following flights from Gatwick will be affected, Saturday and Sunday.

  • Palermo Int’l (Punta Raisi Falcone-Borsellino): Mon 05:50 BST
  • Munich Int’l (MUC / EDDM): Sun 18:25 BST
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas: Sun 17:40 BST
  • Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS / EHAM): Sun 17:30 BST
  • Athens Int’l, Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH / LGAV): Sun 14:35 BST
  • Porto / Oporto (OPO / LPPR): Sun 12:50 BST
  • Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD / LHBP): Sun 12:00 BST
  • Rinas Mother Teresa (TIA / LATI): Sun 09:00 BST
  • Václav Havel Airport (PRG / LKPR): Sun 09:00 BST
  • Berlin-Brandenburg (BER / EDDB): Sun 08:30 BST
  • George Best Belfast City (BHD / EGAC) : Sun 07:40 BST
  • Montpellier (MPL / LFMT): Sun 07:30 BST
  • Sofia Airport (SOF / LBSF): Sun 06:10 BST
  • Menara Int’l (RAK / GMMX): Sat 17:35 BST
  • Cagliari-Elmas (CAG / LIEE): Sat 17:00 BST
  • San Pablo (SVQ / LEZL): Sat 16:20 BST
  • Al Massira (AGA / GMAD): Sat 15:05 BST
  • Madeira Int’l (Funchal) (FNC / LPMA): Sat 14:40 BST
  • Sofia Airport (SOF / LBSF): Sat 13:00 BST
  • Bordeaux-Merignac (BOD / LFBD): Sat 08:10 BST
  • Munich Int’l (MUC / EDDM): Sat 07:00 BST
  • Orio al Serio Int’l (BGY / LIME): Sat 07:00 BST
  • Copenhagen (CPH / EKCH): Sat 07:00 BST
  • Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD / LHBP): Sat 06:35 BST
  • George Best Belfast City (BHD / EGAC) : Sat 06:30 BST
  • Keflavik Int’l (KEF / BIKF): Sat 06:10 BST
  • San Pablo (SVQ / LEZL): Sat 05:50 BST
  • Porto / Oporto (OPO / LPPR): Sat 05:20 BST

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