Today brings more flight disruptions for passengers departing Dublin Airport on Aer Lingus.
The following flights were canceled today, the 8:45 am flight from Washington, EI118, the 8:45 am flight from Philadelphia, EI114, and the 4:40 pm flight to New York JFK, EI107.
The airline has also canceled Monday’s 8.40am flight from New York JFK, EI106.
Aer Lingus has canceled a number of flights across Europe since the beginning of the month due to staff illness and industrial action.
A total of seven flights have been canceled so far this weekend as the airline industry struggles to return to pre-Covid flight schedules.
The airline apologized to all affected customers and said it was contacting them directly to “advise them of their rights and offer options such as rebooking or refunds.”
Other airlines such as Tap Air Portugal, British Airways and Scandinavian Airlines SAS are also affected.
Officials at Heathrow last week announced they were capping the number of passengers leaving the airport each day to 100,000 by the end of October to deal with the extreme pressure airports are facing due to pent-up demand and staff shortages.
According to EU Regulation 261/2014, if a flight is canceled for any reason, the airline must offer passengers a choice:
1) Rebooking as soon as possible, subject to availability, free of charge.
2) Redirect at a later date.
3) A full refund within seven days
https://www.independent.ie/news/further-aer-lingus-flight-cancellations-at-dublin-airport-41863190.html More Aer Lingus flight cancellations at Dublin Airport