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Airline EasyJet Cancels Approximately 80 Flights

Published on Jun 7 2022 2:42 PM in General Industry tagged: KLM / easyjet

Airline EasyJet Cancels Approximately 80 Flights

Low cost carrier easyJet EZJ.L cancelled 80 flights on Sunday 5 June due to the ongoing challenging operating environment.

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The European airline, in its statement on Sunday 5 June, said that it was working to help customers rebook flights and find hotels.

Flight-tracking website FlightAware showed easyJet canceled 98, or 5%, of its flights. It also showed that 822, or 45% of its flights were delayed.

Last month, easyjet had cancelled over 200 flights due to airport delays and other restrictions impacting travel during school holidays.

"Customers are being provided with options to rebook or receive a refund as well as hotel accommodation and meals where required," it said.

The European airline has been hit by a string of problems since the removal of COVID restrictions led to a rebound in travel, with many British airports struggling to recruit enough ground staff while easyJet has also struggled with IT problems.

KLM Cancels Up To 50 Flights A Day Due To Overcrowding At Schiphol

The above news followed news that Dutch airline KLM was cancelling up to 50 flights a day during the long weekend just gone due to overcrowding at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, it said on Friday 5 June.

This included Friday 5 June and Monday 6 June, a national holiday in the Netherlands.

Passengers on the affected flights were rebooked on other flights, the Dutch arm of airline group Air France-KLM AIRF.PA added.

"KLM has also freed up seats on certain flights, so that passengers who do not make their flight or transfer due to crowds at the airport, can still depart at a later time in the day," the airline said in its statement.

Schiphol airport, Europe's third-busiest airport, has been grappling with overcrowding due to a shortage of security staff. Earlier this week the airport agreed to increase the wages of staff over the summer period and to hire more personnel.

In an effort to avoid overcrowding, Schiphol has asked passengers to arrive not more than four hours in advance.

News by Reuters, edited by Hospitality Ireland. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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