SEVERAL AER Lingus flights which were due to take off from Dublin today have been cancelled, as the airline continues to be impacted by staff Covid-19 illness and strike disruption.
The cancellations are set to impact flights carrying passengers to France, Switzerland, Brussels, the Netherlands and the UK.
It comes off the back of flight cancellations from the airline yesterday, and increased queues at Dublin Airport.
Multiple flights in and out of Dublin were cancelled yesterday, including several connected to London.
In a statement, Aer Lingus said that nine return flights and one direct had been cancelled today due to the spread of Covid-19.
Three of the return flights which have been cancelled are to the UK, to London Gatwick and Birmingham, while the direct flight was from Heathrow to Dublin.
The cancelled flights are:
- EI608 to Amsterdam
- EI238 to London Gatwick
- EI638 to Brussels
- EI276 to Birmingham
- EI248 to London Gatwick
- EI164 to London Heathrow
- EI356 to Munich
- EI692 to Dusseldorf
- EI342 to Zurich
- EI506 to Bordeaux
Tomorrow’s cancelled flights are:
- EI550 to Lyon
- EI232 to London Gatwick
- EI552 to Lyon
- EI610 to Amsterdam
“Aer Lingus wishes to apologise to those impacted and teams at the airline are working to re-accommodate impacted passengers on the next available services as efficiently as possible,” said a spokesperson for Aer Lingus.
“Aer Lingus anticipated the return of demand for travel once Covid restrictions were removed and built appropriate buffers into our plans in order to deal with a reasonable level of additional disruption.
“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 spike in Covid cases in recent days.”