EasyJet to cancel 200 flights from Gatwick

EasyJet to cancel 200 flights from Gatwick airport. EasyJet is to cancel more than 200 flights over the next 10 days, causing disruption for families heading abroad on half-term holidays.

The airline said about 24 flights a day from London’s Gatwick airport would be cancelled between 28 May and 6 June.

It said the cancellations were necessary “to provide reliable services over this busy period”.

Flight cancellations impact half-term holidays

On Thursday a software failure forced EasyJet to cancel about 200 flights.

The issue affected airports across the UK. A further 20 EasyJet flights were cancelled on Friday morning, with a “small number” of TUI flights also delayed, including three for more than 24 hours.

EasyJet said the latest cancellations were unrelated to the IT issue, which is now resolved.

It said a range of issues were impacting half-term holidays, its operations and contributing to the flight cancellations, including air traffic control restrictions, runway works and airport handling delays.

EasyJet to cancel 200 flights

The Department for Transport (DfT) urged people to check the latest advice before travelling to the port of Dover.

It has warned that the roads in Kent are “extremely busy” due to an “exceptionally high number” of travellers and P&O Ferries still not running all of its ferry sailings.

Ministers are working to understand how to ensure the continuation of services unfulfilled by P&O in collaboration with other operators, including DFDS and Stena, the DfT added.

It comes after P&O Ferries sparked outrage after sacking 800 staff with plans to replace them with cheaper agency workers.

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