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PremierLeague-News.Com - EasyJet, along with the entire aviation industry, has faced operational issues in the three months since Covid travel restrictions for UK arrivals were eased
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! EasyJet has announced it is scaling back its schedule over the busy summer period on Monday. The airline has cancelled dozens of daily flights at its Gatwick hub in recent weeks, including some when passengers were already on the plane.The adjustment could result in an estimated 10,000 of the 160,000 flights it has on sale for July, August and September being cancelled.Here’s what you need to know. Why are flights being cancelled?EasyJet has said it was making the changes as a response to caps introduced by Gatwick and Amsterdam Schiphol airports.Gatwick airport announced its own plans to slash its summer schedule on Friday, after last-minute cancellations forced thousands of people to rip up travel plans over the Platinum Jubilee week.It will limit the number of daily take-offs and landings to 825 in July and 850 in August, down from 900 in previous years.EasyJet, along with the entire aviation industry, has faced operational issues in the three months since Covid travel restrictions for UK arrivals were eased. More from NewsLong Covid is real, but we need to stop scaring people by saying it's more common than it is22 June, 2022How much is the state pension? The current rate and how much it will increase under triple lock22 June, 2022Where today's 6.1 magnitude Afghanistan quake hit in Paktika province and how many people died22 June, 2022Airlines and airports have suffered from severe shortages, having let go of thousands of employees during the pandemic, when demand for air travel ground to a halt. They have struggled rebuild staffing numbers to meet renewed demand.
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.easyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said: “While in recent weeks the action we have taken to build in further resilience has seen us continue to operate up to 1,700 flights and carry up to a quarter of a million customers a day, the ongoing challenging operating environment has unfortunately continued to have an impact which has resulted in cancellations.”The airline said “the majority” of passengers should be booked onto other departures, with “many being on the same day”. Those affected should receive an email by the end of June.The other airlines affectedAs mentioned, the difficulties faced by easyJet are industry-wide, meaning all airlines have been affected to some degree. British Airways has regularly grounded around 100 short-haul flights a day to and from Heathrow airport, almost all of which it says are pre-planned, meaning passengers are given prior notice.Michael O’Leary, chief executive of Ryanair, has said passengers should brace for a “less than satisfactory experience”, with flight delays due to last across the peak season and some airlines cancelling between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of flights.Last weekend, Ryanair saw 25 per cent of its flights delayed by air traffic control issues and a further 15 per cent by airports handling delays.How can I check is my flight has been cancelled?The first place to look is to check with your airline as they will have information on the status of a flight.As well as this, you can check with third-party websites and flight trackers.Among ones to try are:FlightAwareFlightstatsFlight Radar
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