Staff illness led to the cancellation of 26 easyJet flights to and from Gatwick. last minute, they said at the airport.
apologies for in latest inconvenience to passengers, the London hub accused of violating on belated absence in this is air control tower.
scratches of flights coincided with Gatwick hosts its half-year results in to which the return was announced”business still.”
Dozens of thousands of holidaymakers flying overseas this summer hit by cancellations and delays at UK airports in in face of shortage of staff as the industry struggled to cope with surge in demand after COVID-19 pandemic.
Of the 26 canceled flights, 13 were departures.
A spokesman for Gatwick said: “At 07:00, restrictions were put in place. on number of flights that can arrive to Gatwick due to late staff absence in airport control tower.
“Some flights during the day, unfortunately, may be delayed or canceled due to result.
“Gatwick would like apologize for any inconvenience it will cause our passengers.”
This happened when the airport said that this would not happen. need expand existing restrictions on number of passengers per end of August after he rolled up security staff reduce delays.
Gatwick also said he provided personnel to support other airport operators, including airline baggage handlers, consisting of of push for improvement performance.
The airport has limited bandwidth in June after labor shortage caused overcrowding, huge queues and
The ending of cap contrasts with its larger London rival, Heathrowwhich the announced last the week that it will last harness the potential to the end of October take a trip problems.
It has triggered further mass cancellations and will also hit school half-term escape.
Publication half-year results Gatwick said strong demand for overseas directions had “fast- airport tracking recovery from destructive influence of in coronavirus crisis and announced a return to profit in in first six months of this is year.
The operator currently expects 32.8 million passengers this year. year, up from 6.3 million in 2021, but warned that this forecast could be hit rampant inflation, which pushes up costs and production people cut back on luxury.
Numbers would also still be down from 46.6 million in 2019, before the pandemic.
Revenue reached £291.5 million. in in six months until post- income tax hit £50.6m.
CEO Stuart Wingate said: “An unprecedented growth in traffic led to shortterm operational issues in June, however, our decisive early action to limit airport capacity in decisive school holiday period of July and August provided passengers with a reliable flight schedule. over summer months.
“We are now very operating business as usual I don’t see reason expand the declaration of load capacity”.
He added: “We still have a lot of way go but strongly demand It has fast- tracked Gatwick recovery especially from the pandemic in in last quarter as all UK travel restrictions were removed.
“Air travel volumes reflect this strong passenger traffic. demand and bounced back up to about 75% of dock levels.
“Despite some broad economic uncertainty, we also looking for forward to a successful second half to year, with newinteresting airlines and routes on flow and continuous improvement in Gatwick’s high service standards are known for.”