Three flights were canceled at Dublin Airport today, including two Aer Lingus flights to France.
On its morning, the 7.50am British Airways flight to London LHR, flight BA831 was cancelled.
The 11:40 Aer Lingus flight EI552 to Lyon and the 13:30 Aer Lingus flight EI506 to Bordeaux have also been canceled due to Covid-19.
French flights will be disrupted throughout the weekend.
A spokesman for Aer Lingus said: “Industrial action at Bordeaux, Lyon and Pisa airports has necessitated the mandatory cancellation of two return flights on Friday, two return flights on Saturday and one return flight on Sunday.
“The increased sick leave of our staff related to the recent Covid wave has forced Aer Lingus to cancel two return flights on Friday.”
Other Aer Lingus flights that are delayed are the 12:40 flight to Donegal and the 9:20 flight to Newcastle.
Ryanair’s 4.50pm flight to Naples is also delayed, as is Turkish Airlines flight TK4074 at 9.55am to Antalya.
Lufthansa flight LH977 at 9.50 a.m. to Frankfurt and the airline flight at 10.30 a.m. to Munich were also cancelled.
Although there are currently no canceled Aer Lingus flights to London, they have stated that due to London Heathrow’s capacity reduction, one-way flights will be canceled over the weekend.
“Due to mandated capacity reductions at London Heathrow, Aer Lingus has been forced to cancel one one-way flight each day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Due to the large volume of flights from London Heathrow, Aer Lingus will try to minimize the disruption caused to customers by these mandatory flight cancellations,” said an Aer Lingus spokesman.
“We are currently awaiting further guidance from Heathrow Airport to understand the impact on Aer Lingus’ flight schedule after this date.
“Our teams are working to re-accommodate those affected as efficiently as possible.
“Aer Lingus would like to apologize to our customers who have been affected by these cancellations.
“Aer Lingus anticipated the return of demand for travel once Covid restrictions were lifted and built buffers into our plans to cope with a reasonable level of additional disruption.
“However, a significant increase in Covid cases in recent weeks, coupled with system pressures and ongoing issues at some airports and third-party providers, has created significant additional operational challenges.”
https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/three-flights-cancelled-at-dublin-airport-so-far-today-including-two-aer-lingus-flights-to-france-41841734.html Three flights have been canceled at Dublin Airport today, including two Aer Lingus flights to France