EasyJet has announced it will cancel more than 200 flights over the next 10 days, putting half-term breaks at risk for thousands of families and travellers.
The airline said the cancellations would affect around 24 flights a day from London’s Gatwick Airport through June 6.
A company spokeswoman said in a statement: “We regret the delay in notification of some of these cancellations and the inconvenience caused to customers booked on these flights, but we believe this is necessary to provide reliable services at this busy time.
“Customers will be informed from today (Friday) and will be given the option to rebook their flight or receive a refund and be able to claim compensation in accordance with the regulations.”
It comes after a software glitch forced EasyJet to cancel around 200 flights on Thursday.
The disruption left vacationers stranded abroad complaining about the lack of notification.
Others were stuck at some of the UK’s busiest airports, including Gatwick and Stansted.
Elsewhere, Liverpool fans traveling to the Champions League final and families heading out at half-time faced long queues at Dover Port and UK airports.
Thousands of fans descended on the port of Kent on Friday to board channel ferries en route to Paris for Saturday’s game.
Airline passengers also faced long queues at airports such as Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted and Bristol.
There is also a high demand for cruises among families who take trips to the continent for half of the semester.
The port advised passengers to “pack adequate supplies including food and water” as “a very busy week lies ahead.”
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