EasyJet cuts timetable at Gatwick following ‘operational issues’

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EasyJet has said it is ‘proactively’ cancelling flights at Gatwick in response to the airport’s cap (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
EasyJet has said it is ‘proactively’ cancelling flights at Gatwick in response to the airport’s cap (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)

EasyJet has announced it is “proactively” cancelling flights at Gatwick in response to a cap introduced by the airport.

The airline said it wants to “build additional resilience” as the aviation sector across Europe is experiencing “operational issues”.

These include air traffic control delays, staff shortages in ground handling and at airports, and increased times for identity checks of new recruits.

EasyJet is proactively consolidating a number of flights

EasyJet

Gatwick announced last week that it will be reducing the number of daily flights during July and August to help tackle staffing issues.

A limit on flights has also been introduced by Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

EasyJet said: “In response to these caps and in order to build additional resilience, easyJet is proactively consolidating a number of flights across affected airports.

“This provides customers with advance notice and the potential to rebook on to alternative flights.”

The airline said it expects to be able to rebook “the majority” of passengers on to other departures, with “many being on the same day”.

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