EasyJet sends rescue flights to Mallorca due to UK air traffic chaos

EasyJet sends rescue flights to Mallorca due to UK air traffic chaosB. Bonal

The UK is still reeling from the effects of the air chaos that broke out on Monday due to a technical failure in its air control system which will be investigated. Until this Wednesday 1994 operations were cancelled According to Cerium data, a quarter of all flights that day. EasyJet operates rescue flights To bring back stranded tourists In destinations like Mallorca, Where this is due to be Wednesday. It must be remembered that this situation was exacerbated by the storm that occurred on Sunday in Mallorca, which led to the cancellation and diversion of flights and the delay of the Son Sant Joan flight.


Based on reports the independent, easyJet has launched repatriation flights to London Gatwick in the coming days. On the same Thursday, a flight is operating from Palma Airport. On Tuesday alone, Britain’s largest low-cost airline was forced to cancel more than 80 flights To the most popular tourist destinations at the end of the high season.

All British airlines face a chaotic situation. Michael O’LearyCEO of ryanair, Emirates Airlines apologized to its customers via a video clip, after it was forced to cancel 250 flights, affecting 40,000 passengers due to long delays in flight plans. The Irish airline’s chief executive described it as “unacceptable” that British authorities would allow its computer systems to crash “and cancel or delay flights around the world”.

also jet 2, With intense operations with Balearic airports in the middle of the season, it was forced to cancel flights. It asked affected passengers to find their own accommodation if they can, which will then be compensated at “reasonable costs.” A complicated task in Mallorca, due to high hotel occupancy at this time. As one British woman explained to the BBC, her children ended up sleeping on the floor of Palma airport “due to the lack of hotels.” In Mallorca.

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Britain’s air traffic control service, NATS, experienced a technical issue at midday on Monday that prevented it from automatically processing flight plans, restricting flights to and from British airports. Three hours later, the problem was resolved, but the resulting chaos continues.

This weekend Palma Airport will operate more than 3,600 flights

Another busy weekend at Palma Airport, It coincides with the end of August and the beginning of SeptemberAnother good month for Majorca’s tourism sector. Between this Thursday and Sunday Aena has 3,601 flights planned.

The day that will witness the largest number of operations is Saturday, when 978 operations were scheduled. Of a total of 978 international, according to the airport manager’s data. It is expected that this Thursday 852 flights will arrive, on Friday 860, and on Sunday 911.

However, traffic will not reach what it was on the same dates last year, when 3,678 flights were operated.

The three airports in the archipelago have scheduled 5,762 landings and take-offs. in Ibiza We are 1,474 Flights and Minorca, 687.

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