EasyJet cancels flights to Hurghada until end of July

EasyJet has confirmed it has cancelled all flights from the UK to Hurghada until the end of July.

The airline blamed “industry-wide operational issues” for the decision and apologised to inconvenienced passengers.

A spokesperson for easyJet said: “There are industry-wide operational issues that are impacting airlines at the moment, which means we have made a number of pre-emptive cancellations.

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“This includes all flights to Hurghada from the UK for the remainder of June and July. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.

“We are informing customers in advance to minimise the impact on their plans and providing the option to rebook before travelling or receive a voucher or a refund.”

EasyJet’s decision follows weeks of aviation disruption due to staff shortages, leading to criticism from ministers and a backlash from airlines.

Yesterday, (June 13), easyJet reportedly cancelled upwards of 60 flights, at least 44 of which were scheduled to fly from Gatwick.

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