The airline, which was among the worst hit by the cancellations chaos over half term, said it was pre-emptively scrapping flights to try and overcome staffing issues.
In a message to staff seen by The Guardian, easyJet’s chief operating officer Peter Bellew said: “Making these cancellations is not something we take lightly but what’s worse is to cancel our customers’ plans on the day that they are ready to fly.”
Queues have swelled in the departure halls of airports such as Manchester, Bristol and Gatwick as the nation’s airports buckle under the strain of post-Covid travel.
Amidst the latest travel chaos, Martin Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert.com issued fresh advice to customers that they are due an alternative flight or full refund if their flights have been cancelled or delayed.
The amount you are due will depend on the length of time between cancellation, the date you were due to fly, and the distance you were due to travel – this can be from £220 to £520.
source: The Sun