Travel chaos as EasyJet cancels ONE HUNDRED flights tomorrow due to Covid enraging passengers

EASYJET canceled around 100 flights on Monday due to Covid, leaving travelers furious.

The low-cost airline’s cancellations were caused by staff absences due to Covid, and it said it had tried to resolve the issue by deploying a standby crew but decided to make “some cancellations in advance”.

EasyJet canceled 100 flights on Monday


EasyJet canceled 100 flights on MondayPhoto credit: Reuters

62 canceled flights came from Great Britain.

Travelers have vented their anger online, saying they are now stuck.

One person on Twitter wrote: “Do not fly EasyJet we are stranded in Marseille some people since this morning due to previous canceled flights!!! Flight now MAYBE 1am, should fly at 10pm, people at the airport are angry!!!”

Another just said: “Have canceled our flights to Geneva too!”

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EasyJet said the cancellations are a small part of its flight schedule on Monday, which includes around 1,645 flights.

A spokesman for EasyJet said: “As a result of the current high rates of Covid infections across Europe, like all companies, easyJet has an above-average sick leave rate among employees.

“Unfortunately it was necessary to make some additional cancellations for today and tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

“We have made 62 pre-emptive cancellations on flights to and from the UK for tomorrow, which represents a small part of tomorrow’s total flight programme, which was expected to total more than 1,645 flights. We canceled most of them yesterday.”

Affected customers have been contacted and will be given the option to rebook on alternative flights or receive a voucher or refund.

It comes after British holidaymakers planning to get away for the Easter holidays were warned about it Expect longer than usual queues at airports due to staff shortages.

The Airport Operators Association (AOA) has warned travelers to expect delays if traveling at peak times.

Airports and airlines have been hit hard during the pandemic, with many employees losing their jobs or moving to other industries.

As a result, airports have been pressured and are expected to struggle when thousands of Britons leave on a holiday abroad over Easter.

British Airways passengers have experienced a great deal of travel chaos in recent weeks due to a series of IT outages.

On Wednesday more than 40 flights were canceled due to a technical issue affecting passengers.

This was the second major IT issue British Airways had in two months.

In February, more than 500 flights were disrupted after the flagship carrier suffered its biggest IT outage in years.

Heathrow came under fire afterwards last week Passengers were stuck in a “quarter mile” long queue.

A spokesman for the airport admitted that there had been delays in checking in passengers at Terminal 5, leading to huge queues.

EasyJet apologized to passengers, but many travelers were angry about the cancellations


EasyJet apologized to passengers, but many travelers were angry about the cancellationsCredit: Alamy

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