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17 easyJet flights cancelled in and out of Gatwick

Flights in and out of Gatwick have been cancelled due to ‘poor weather conditions’.

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EasyJet passengers awaiting flights at Gatwick today have been left with bad news as 17 flights in and out of the Airport have been cancelled.

7 departing and 10 arriving flights at London Gatwick have been cancelled by the airline due to ‘poor weather conditions’.

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An information page detailing flight information on easyJet’s website informs passengers “there are poor weather conditions in Europe which is impacting our network. This has meant that we’ve had to make some changes to our flying program and unfortunately cancelled your flight.”

Those with flights that have been cancelled are able to request free overnight accommodation through easyJet’s flight tracker.

The site reads: “We would like to offer you a hotel room for the night, should you need one, and are working with our hotel partner to book rooms. This will need to be booked before you transfer your flight. Please do not try to book your own hotel accommodation outside the link we have provided on Flight Tracker at this time.”

The list of the 17 easyJet flights facing cancellations at Gatwick can be seen below.

Departures

17.35 to Montpellier – EZY8055
17.55 to Stuttgart – EZY8525
18.10 to Zurich – EZY8117
18.30 to Geneva – EZY8480
18.30 to Munich – EZY8985
18.40 to Toulouse – EZY8339
19.00 to Glasgow – EZY889

Arrivals

15.25 to Granada – EZY8172A
15.50 to Funchal – EZY8136
18.55 to Munich – EZY8984D
21.40 to Montpellier – EZY8056
21.55 to Stuttgart – EZY8526
22.10 to Zurich – EZY8118
22.20 to Geneva – EZY8485
22.35 to Glasgow – EZY888
22.45 to Toulouse – EZY8340
22.55 to Munich – EZY8986

A spokesperson from Easyjet said:

“Due to adverse weather across Northern Europe causing air traffic control restrictions easyJet is currently seeing disruption to some of it flights to and from London Gatwick today 7 August.

“We are working hard to minimise the impact of the disruption for our customers whose flights have been affected by the weather, providing the option to transfer their flight free of charge or receive a refund and providing hotel accommodation and meals for passengers where required.

“We advise passengers to check our flight tracker at easyJet.com for the latest travel updates.

“Whilst this is outside of our control, we would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience experienced as a result of the weather.

“The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.”

The airline also issued some travel information on their website earlier today:

“We wanted to make you aware that we are expecting restrictions to be put in place on a number of flights departing and arriving across the network due to poor weather conditions this afternoon. This may cause some disruption to our flights, we intend for your flight to operate as planned, however delays are possible.

“We will continue to monitor the weather closely to minimise any possible impact and will keep you updated here on flight tracker of any changes to your flight.”

 

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Whiteboards out at Gatwick as digital screens go down

Passengers huddle around large white boards as staff frantically try to keep them informed.

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Photo by Edmund von der Burg @evdb

Gatwick has had to take to writing flight information on whiteboards as their digital screens went down due to a technical issue.

The issue had occurred with the boards IT provider Vodafone.

Photo by @GinaMurrin

A spokesperson for Gatwick Airport said:

“Due to an ongoing issue with Vodafone, a provider of IT services for Gatwick, flight information is not being displayed correctly on the airports digital screens and is currently being displayed manually in the terminals. 

Gatwick would like to apologise to any passengers affected and expect Vodafone to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”

Gatwick added that this is only affecting a small number of flights in and out.

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Vodafone say the problems are down to a ‘damaged fibre cable’.

A spokesperson for Vodafone said:

“We have identified a damaged fibre cable which is used by Gatwick Airport to display flight information.

“Our engineers are working hard to fix the cable as quickly as possible. This is a top priority for us and we are very sorry for any problems caused by this issue. We are keeping Gatwick Airport constantly informed of progress.”

There are lots of staff are in the terminal working with passengers keeping them informed and lots of tanoy announcements.

But whilst many stories are reporting suggested chaos, passengers in the terminal are saying the situation is not that bad:

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