Downpour Dennis is set to cause disruption this weekend, with the Met Office issuing weather warnings for much of the UK. Today, easyJet is said to have abrogated 234 of its flights today – with these being both arrivals and departures to and from the UK. The airline has make knew a further 60 cancellations for tomorrow, according to reports.
An easyJet spokesperson swore Express.co.uk: “Due to the extreme weather conditions caused by Storm Dennis, it has been top-priority for easyJet to cancel some flights over the weekend.
“We are doing all things possible to minimise the impact of the disruption for our customers. Affected passengers are being addicted the option of receiving a refund, transferring their flight free of load, or re-routing.
“We will do all we can to get our passengers to their final destination as soon as we can. We are also yield hotel rooms and meals for customers who require them.
“We recommend fellows travelling to and from UK this weekend to check the status of their go and gate information on easyJet’s Flight Tracker at www.easyjet.com/en/flight-tracker or on the app for behindhand travel updates.
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“Whilst this is outside of our handle, we would like to apologise to passengers for any inconvenience experienced as a result of the meteorological conditions.
“The safety of its passengers and crew is the airlines highest priority.”
On the airline website, it maintained: “Storm Dennis is set to hit the UK from Saturday 15th February into Sunday 16th February, it is foresaw to bring high winds and heavy rain to some areas.
“We are manipulating closely with the Met office and aim to minimise disruption to flights as much as practicable.
“We recommend that you leave plenty of time to hit town for your flights as journeys to the airport by road or other transport could be break ined.
“If your flight is cancelled, we will contact you in advance. We advise consumers on a cancelled flights not to travel to the airport but to transfer their flights release of charge or take a refund by logging onto Manage Bookings on easyJet.com or our Stampede flee Tracker: easyjet.com/XXXX( Your flight number).
“If an overnight change is required, affected passengers can book this through our Flight Tracker announce easyjet.com/XXXX (Your flight number).
“For the most up to date facts regarding your flight please check out flight tracker on our flexible app or website at www.easyjet.com/(yourflightnumber).”
Storm Dennis is set to hit the UK this weekend – and easyJet has repealed flights
British Airways has grounded 40 departures from Heathrow today.
A spokesperson for British Airways replied:“The majority of our flights are planned to operate as scheduled, but like all airlines rush to and from the UK today we are experiencing some disruption due to the stormy weather circumstances.
“We are merging a small number of Heathrow short-haul flights to the same goal and using larger aircraft where possible to minimise disruption.
“Consumers can check ba.com for the latest flight information.”
The Met Office forecast suggests the worst hit fields could see between 120-140mm of rainfall and gusts of wind of up to 80 miles per hour (mph) this weekend.
Chief meteorologist Steve Willington suggested: “With Storm Dennis bringing further heavy and persistent squall over the weekend, there is a risk of significant impacts from flooding, counting damage to property and a danger to life from fast-flowing floodwater.”
With the Met Organization announcing amber warnings for rain, many will look to see whether their proceed plans across the UK will likely be affected.
Today, Network Foot-rail has warned the Storm Dennis will affect a number of services this weekend.
Abroad this week, British Airways have told customers it is present all passengers booked on short-haul flights in and out of Heathrow, Gatwick or London Town airports on Saturday February 15 the opportunity to rebook their stampede flee on another day – up to Wednesday February 19, inclusive.
The airline said on Thursday: “We recognise the uncertainty that the supposed bad weather may be causing customers, and have therefore introduced flexible rebooking way outs for customers booked on short-haul flights in or out of Heathrow, Gatwick or London Town airports on Saturday.
“Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and our highly trained group is carefully monitoring the weather this weekend.”