Irish Airlines cancels 12 Flights On Wednesday



Irish airline Aer Lingus cancelled 12 flights on Wednesday due to a spike in Covid-19 cases among staff says BBC.

  • Aer Lingus cancels 12 flights.
  • There was a considerable increase in Covid-19 cases among their staff.
  • The airline said that it will adjust the cancelled flights as efficiently as possible in the future.

Cancelled Flights

Flight cancelled from Dublin to Frankfurt, Edinburgh and other European cities. In addition, six flights for Thursday were also cancelled. The airline put forward an apology saying it will be working on alternative travel options that are safer.

Statement by the Airline

“Our teams are working to secure alternative travel options for customers in each case and wish to apologise to those impacted for the inconvenience,” said a spokesperson. “Just over 1% of Aer Lingus flights have been impacted by cancellations this month.” They also said that if crew illness requires the cancellation of additional flights in the coming days, it will adjust passengers on the next available services. The airline expected the return of demand for travel once restrictions were removed. 

Reasons behind the Cancelations

“System pressures and ongoing issues at some airports and among third-party suppliers have created considerable operational challenges which have been compounded by a significant increase in Covid cases.” The latest cancellations came after three Aer Lingus flights were cancelled on Monday followed by 12 on Sunday. This happened due to air traffic in some countries. Further, the staff tested positive for Covid-19.

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Source: BBC


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