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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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Gatwick Express team gives cash boost to Crawley charity

The Gatwick Express team has given a local charity a cash boost following a number of staff fundraising initiatives in recent months.

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Maria Cook, Chair of Autism Support Crawley (left) takes delivery of a 'rail ticket cheque' from Gatwick Express managers

Autism Support Crawley, which supports children and adults on the autistic spectrum, has been given a generous donation of £1,931.15 thanks to kind-hearted Gatwick Express staff who have taken part in a series of activities at Gatwick Airport Station, including cake sales, a Christmas jumper competition and bucket appeals.

Station staff were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque to Autism Support Crawley on Tuesday, May 21 to the chairperson of the charity, Maria Cook.

She said:

“We are thrilled to receive such wonderful support from everyone at Gatwick Express.

“Their response to the voluntary work that we do for over 1,200 families across Sussex and Surrey is overwhelming. This will go a long way in helping us to continue to support families and work with lots of different professions to improve understanding, acceptance and inclusion in society,”she added.

Gatwick Express staff were inspired to support the charity after hosting a group from Autism Support Crawley for a ‘Try a Train’ event, during which autistic young people and adults were shown around the station to help them become more familiar and confident when travelling by train, as well as how to buy tickets to support more independent travel.

Gatwick area station manager David Stronell said:

“We’re really proud of all the work we have done to help the charity. The whole station has been involved in the fundraising.

“Since we started supporting the charity, it has sparked a lot of conversations and a lot of staff have talked about having children on the autistic spectrum. It has brought us all together and got people opening up about autism, which in turn has raised awareness for us all,” said David.

Charity trustee, member and service user Charlotte Gover said:

“The amazing donation from Gatwick Express will support so many of our families by enabling us to continue to provide information sessions, conferences, coffee mornings, evening meetings and much needed inclusive family events.”

Staff at Gatwick are now gearing up for their next fundraising events so watch this space!

This month also marks the 35th birthday of Gatwick Express and there have been plenty of activities going on to celebrate the occasion.

For more information, visit:http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/govia-thameslink-railway/pressreleases/gatwick-express-staff-celebrate-35-years-of-operations-2872525

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