All Jet2 flights to Greek island cancelled as UK holidaymakers told 'do not travel'

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Jet2 has cancelled flights to a Greek island due to weather -Credit:NurPhoto via Getty Images

Jet2 has cancelled all flights to a Greek island from UK airports today, urging passengers not to travel due to severe weather conditions.

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service issued warnings for "heavy thunderstorms" affecting the Sporades archipelago island.

Consequently, the airline has cancelled today's (May 10) flights to Skiathos from various UK airports until Saturday (May 11). The airline plans to reschedule these flights, reports the Mirror.

In a statement issued on Friday, Jet2 advised: "If you are travelling to Skiathos today, please do not travel to the airport. If you have already travelled to the airport, if possible, we would advise you to return home and come back to the airport three hours before your new departure time tomorrow."

Lalaria is situated on the north-eastern tip of Skiathos. All flights there from Jet2 have been cancelled today
Only reachable by boat from the port of the capital, Lalaria is situated on the north-eastern tip of the island. -Credit:Getty

For those unable to get home, Jet2 recommended seeking out their Red team at the airport for assistance. The airline is also contacting affected passengers in Skiathos who were scheduled to return today.

A spokesperson for Jet2 expressed regret over the unavoidable schedule change, stating: "We apologise for this change that is unfortunately beyond our control, if you are due to travel to Skiathos today, we have sent all details of the change and your options to your email address on the booking.

"It is rare for our schedules to be disrupted like this and although this change is beyond our control, we understand it will disrupt your plans at last minute and have done everything that we can to ensure we operate as soon as possible and minimise the delay."

They continued to convey the company's efforts to manage the situation: "We have a huge team working hard behind the scenes at our UK-based HQ that are monitoring the situation and on behalf of us all, we are sorry again for the inconvenience this delay brings."

The statement was issued amidst concerns about the weekend weather in Skiathos, which, while poor, is not expected to reach the severity of the previous year's September storms. Those storms resulted in significant damage with intense rainstorms and flooding, leading to the destruction of homes and requiring rescue operations for individuals trapped by the floodwaters.

For those affected by the current flight disruptions, Jet2 has offered flight-only passengers the option to switch to the next available flight free of charge or to cancel for a full refund. Package holiday customers seeking to alter their travel plans have been advised to contact the company directly by phone.

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