This weekend brings further flight cancellations for passengers departing Dublin Airport on a summer break.
ap Air Portugal has canceled three flights in the coming days as the airline industry struggles to return to normal pre-Covid flight schedules.
Flight TP1325 at 5.35am bound for Lisbon was grounded at Dublin Airport this morning.
The same flight on Saturday morning was also canceled along with the return flight at 00:05 from Lisbon, TP1326 on Saturday.
Ryanair has canceled its 19:00 flight from Brussels on Saturday, FR1457, along with the 19:25 return flight to Brussels, FR1456.
There are no further flight cancellations from Aer Lingus today and over the weekend.
A number of airlines have been forced to cancel flights throughout the summer due to staff illness due to Covid-19 and industrial action across Europe.
This comes as Heathrow’s holiday flight limit lasts until the end of October.
The airport reportedly told airlines it had to continue restrictions on round-trip flights until Oct. 29 due to “staff shortages and absenteeism.”
The move threatens further flight cancellations into the autumn.
Officials at Heathrow last week announced they were capping the number of passengers leaving the airport each day to 100,000 by September to deal with the extreme pressure airports are facing from pent-up demand and staff shortages.
Meanwhile, Dublin Airport is in for another busy weekend as an estimated 50,000 passengers are expected to depart the airport each day.
The airport said parking lots will be very busy for the upcoming weekend as long-stay and short-stay parking lots are completely sold out Saturday through Sunday.
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