Travel plans have been thrown into disarray after easyJet cancelled numerous flights.
Major airlines such as EasyJet and Tui apologised and blamed a number of issues including air traffic restrictions and runway works for cancelling the flights.
Manchester Airport has previously been plunged into chaos earlier this year, when long queues and some security delays caused some passengers to miss their flights, with the airport attributing this to a spike in people travelling and an unusually large number of bags which did not comply with security rules.
With the easing of travel restrictions, and a combination of people getting away due to the the half term break in the UK, a rise in demand was likely.
France was exceptionally busy over the weekend, with Liverpool and Real Madrid fans heading for the Champions League final at the Stade de France in Paris, and also families travelling to popular family attraction, Disneyland Paris.
So, why is easyJet cancelling flights? And how can you check if your flight has been cancelled.
Why is easyJet cancelling flights?
EasyJet has recently had other troubles with IT problems, however it’s believed that caused problems for one solitary day. The latest batch of flights to be cancelled has been attributed to “A a number of issues, including air traffic restrictions and runway works”
How to know if your easyJet flight has been cancelled
If you’re still unsure about the status of your flight, it is best to contact the airline directly, or contact the airport.
However, it may be hard to contact the airline as they usually experience a high volume of people calling, for the very reason you would be.
Alternatively, you can use apps such as FlightAware or FlightStats. All you simply need to do is enter your flight number, airport and departure date in the app to find out if it is cancelled.
Some airlines will also contact passengers directly concerning the status of their flight.
What easyJet flights have been cancelled to and from Manchester Airport today?
As of Tuesday 5 July, no flights to or from Manchester Airport have been cancelled.
Manchester seems to be operating better than most airports at the moment, with every week showing little to no cancellations.
Are you entitled to a refund?
Yes. If an airline cancels your flight you are entitled to a full refund, vouchers or you can request to be booked on the next available flight.
Speaking to ManchesterWorld, an easyJet spokesperson said: “Customers have been contacted and provided with their options which include rebooking onto an alternative flight or receiving a voucher or full refund.”
On the official easyJet website, they state: “We may need to change our scheduled flight times or cancel, divert or delay certain flights for safety, operational or other reasons. If this happens, we’ll get in touch with you as soon as we can using the contact details you provided. If you booked through a third party (e.g. a travel agent), they may be responsible for contacting you.”