By Tony Winterburn • 15 February 2020 • 11:24
EasyJet cancels hundreds of flights from Gatwick as Storm Dennis causes chaos across the UK
Easy jet has announced 234 flight cancellations, most of them are at the airline’s main base, Gatwick. Almost 100 departures and arrivals have been deleted from the destination boards, including multiple departures to Geneva, Barcelona, and Faro in Portugal.
Late Friday night, tens of thousands of easyJet passengers were told that their holiday flights on Saturday had been cancelled.
At least 40,000 passengers will be affected, many of them are families booked on winter sun or ski trips for half-term. Dozens of flights to key ski airports, including Geneva, Grenoble, Salzburg, and Turin, have been grounded – as well as at least 20 services to and from the popular half-term destinations of Canaries and Madeira.
Ahead of the approach of Storm Dennis, British Airways had pre-emptively grounded 40 departures to and from Heathrow on Saturday afternoon and evening in a bid to protect the rest of the schedule.
The airline said: “Due to forecasted adverse weather conditions caused by Storm Dennis, EasyJet, like other airlines, is currently seeing disruption to its flight programme for Saturday, February 15.
“We are doing everything possible to minimise the impact of the disruption for our customers and to arrange alternative travel.
“Customers on cancelled flights have been given the option of transferring their flight free of charge or receiving a refund. We will also provide hotel rooms and meals for customers who require them.”
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