EasyJet services to and from Egypt have been disrupted by a dispute over fuel, with flights to the UK from Luxor, Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheik delayed overnight.

The budget carrier announced it would change its fuel supplier immediately after passengers at Sharm el-Sheik were told their flight was delayed due to unpaid bills.

EasyJet insisted it had no outstanding invoices. The carrier only recently expanded its services to Egypt by adding flights to Luxor.

It confirmed three flights were disrupted overnight – from Luxor to Gatwick, Hurghada to Gatwick and Sharm el-Sheik to Luton. EasyJet reported delays to some departures today.