Travel chaos as EasyJet cancels hundreds of flights

Monday, 04 Apr, 2022 0

Budget airline easyJet cancelled more than 200 flights over the weekend, with dozens more scrubbed for Monday, due to high levels of staff shortages.

The airline blamed the absenteeism on Covid infections.

.It comes as demand surges for travel over the Easter school holidays.

“As a result of the current high rates of Covid infections across Europe, like all businesses, easyJet is experiencing higher than usual levels of employee sickness,” a spokesman said.

“Unfortunately it has been necessary to make some additional cancellations for today and tomorrow. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Customers can rebook on alternative flights or get a voucher or refund.

Separately, travel chaos was reported at Manchester Airport with’ horrendous’ queues and ‘high passenger volumes’ caused long waits at Heathrow Airport.

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