easyJet cancels over 200 flights from Gatwick

Half-term breaks at risk for thousands

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easyJet has announced it will cancel more than 200 flights over the next 10 days, putting half-term breaks at risk for tens of thousands of holidaymakers in the busiest period for air travel since the pandemic. The airline said the cancellations would affect roughly 24 flights each day from London’s Gatwick airport between now and June 6

The news comes after a software problem forced the airline to cancel around 200 flights on Thursday, causing massive queues in a number of UK airports.

The company said that about 24 flights from London Gatwick would be affected each day between now and 6 June:

“We are very sorry for the late notice of some of these cancellations and inconvenience caused for customers booked on these flights, however we believe this is necessary to provide reliable services over this busy period.

“Customers are being informed from today (Friday) and provided with the option to rebook their flight or receive a refund and can apply for compensation in line with regulations.”

“Over the next week we will be operating around 1,700 flights per day, with around a quarter of these operating to and from Gatwick.”

easyJet spokeswoman

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