Thousands of easyJet passengers have faced flight cancellations due to “unsettled weather conditions” on Sunday and on Monday more flights have been grounded as storms are expected today.
More than 15,000 passengers have been affected due to easyJet cancelling flights and on Monday the budget airline cancelled 55 flights.
An easyJet spokeswoman said: “Thunderstorms in the Gatwick area which restricted the number of arrivals and departures on Sunday unfortunately resulted in disruption at London Gatwick Airport, including some diversions and cancellations which is having a knock-on impact this morning as a number of aircraft are out of position.
“We are doing all possible to minimise the impact on our customers, providing those on cancelled flights with options to rebook or receive a refund as well as hotel accommodation and meals where required.
“The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority and, while this is outside of our control, we would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused.”
A Gatwick airport spokeswoman said: “Due to unsettled weather conditions and thunderstorms across the south of England and Europe yesterday, temporary air traffic restrictions were put in place, which resulted in some flights being delayed and cancelled.
“London Gatwick apologises to passengers for any inconvenience.
“Further thunderstorms are expected today, so passengers should contact their airline for further information.”