Covid-19: EasyJet cancels over 200 flights from this weekend

British carrier EasyJet has canceled more than 200 flights since the weekend, while 60 more were canceled for the day on Monday, mainly due to staff sickened by Covid-19, and disruptions are expected to continue this week.

According to a spokesperson, “we have taken steps to minimize these disruptions by calling in employees (who should not have worked)” but the company had to resort to cancellations despite everything.

“Unfortunately new cancellations were necessary” for Monday and Tuesday, he added, apologizing on behalf of the “low cost” carrier.

The company confirmed to AFP on Monday morning that “more than 200 flights” were canceled during the weekend and “about 60 more” could not fly as planned on Monday.

According to a press release sent to AFP, EasyJet said it is focusing its cancellations on destinations served by multiple flights, “to give customers more options to book a new trip, often on the same flight.” Day”.

The company specifies that passengers can choose to modify their journey, obtain a voucher or request a full refund.

But many concerned travelers took to Twitter to complain about flights canceled at the last minute, and difficulties finding alternative solutions, particularly from Paris or Geneva.

Simon Rudkins, 50, told PA he was about to return to the UK from a family skiing trip to the Alps, but the airline contacted him less than 10 hours before departure to inform him of his flight cancellation.

“We called EasyJet to ask them for alternatives”, but “we were told, basically, + there is nothing, no flight. The best you can do is fly tomorrow +”, a- they said.

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According to estimates released on Friday, the number of people infected with Kovid-19 in Britain has reached a new record, with 4.9 million people infected with the virus last week.

The World Health Organization in late March criticized several European countries, including Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom, for “brutally” lifting their anti-Covid measures too, with the result of a rapid increase.

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