Due to some IT issues that suddenly hindered all the activities of the airlines, EasyJet made the decision to cancel more than 200 flights.
The European airline has decided to cancel this particular flight for 10 days, citing flight delays and other restrictions as the reasons. This cancellation will take place from 28 May to 6 June, based on the statements made by the airlines’ officials, source: Reuters.
Many other British airlines have also faced difficulties due to a lack of staffing. But on top of those, EasyJet also has to deal with a major issue created because of IT problems.
Ever since the emergence of the COVID-19, the airlines and tourism industry have been affected the most comparatively. And now as the world slowly learns to live alongside COVID and the prevalence of the pandemic has started to decrease, the borders are easing off the travel restrictions slowly but surely.
As a result, different organisations have started taking necessary actions to re-establish themselves in the industry. However, the road to stability has not been that easy for EasyJet. One after another, they had to face multiple obstructions.
In order to get a grip on the staffing issue, the airline has also removed six seats from some A319 aircraft. But this only compensates for the absence of one crew member.
On Saturday, 28th May, the airline made a statement saying that it would cancel around 24 flights per day from London’s Gatwick Airport from 28 May to 6 June. Furthermore, on Thursday It was forced to cancel around 200 flights due to an IT problem.
In an attempt to explain the situation and calm the passengers, the airlines made extended statements saying, “We are very sorry for the late notice of some of these cancellations and inconvenience caused for customers booked on these flights however we believe this is necessary to provide reliable services over this busy period,”.
It further added, “Customers are being informed from today and provided with the option to rebook their flight or receive a refund and can apply for compensation in line with regulations.”