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Covid-19: more than 200 flights canceled by Easyjet since this weekend


The British company Easyjet canceled more than 200 flights this weekend and 60 more on Monday. In question, the Covid-19 epidemic which is wreaking havoc among employees.

The disruptions are expected to continue into the week, the airline announced. “We have taken steps to mitigate the disruption by bringing in employees who were not due to work this weekend.”

Easyjet specifies that it is focusing its cancellations on destinations served by several flights, “to give customers more options to book a new trip, often for the same day”. People who have booked tickets can change their trip, receive a voucher or request a full refund if their flight is cancelled.

Distraught passengers

On social networks, many passengers expressed their anger at these serial cancellations, criticizing the British company’s lack of communication.

To the PA agency, Simon Rudkins, 50, expressed his resentment as he had to return to the United Kingdom after a family ski trip in the Alps. “We called Easyjet to ask them for alternatives. We were told, basically, [qu’]there is nothing, no flights at all. The best you can do is travel tomorrow.”

Record contamination in the United Kingdom

This disorganization takes place in a context of resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic in the United Kingdom. According to estimates published on Friday, nearly five million people have tested positive in the territory, a new record.

The World Health Organization (WHO) had issued heavy criticism of several European countries, including France, Germany and the United Kingdom, following the sudden lifting of anti-Covid measures, which led to a new wave of cases. . According to figures from this Sunday, April 3, there are an average of 138,326 cases of Covid-19 per day over the past week. 1,539 patients are still in intensive care.

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