A whole bunch of British holidaymakers are stranded on the storm-hit Greek island of Skiathos after their flights had been cancelled.
Jet2, which usually operates many flights between the UK and Skiathos, has cancelled all its Tuesday and Wednesday companies.
One Jet2 plane, flying from London Stansted to the island on Monday, was initially diverted to the Greek capital, Athens.
The airplane made a second try to achieve Skiathos on Tuesday, however as an alternative diverted to Thessaloniki, the place passengers and flight crew had been accommodated in a single day. The plane will return to the UK immediately.
Additional Jet2 flights from Manchester, Leeds Bradford and London Stansted have been grounded. A spokesperson for Jet2 and Jet2 Holidays mentioned: “We’re conscious of the climate situations affecting Skiathos, and we’re intently monitoring the state of affairs with our clients’ finest pursuits in thoughts.
“Because of the situations, that are utterly exterior our management, we took the choice to cancel all flights that had been attributable to depart to Skiathos yesterday and immediately (5 flights in complete).
“We’re contacting all affected clients and they’ll in fact obtain a full refund.
“We’re persevering with to intently monitor the state of affairs on the island and have been in contact with clients in resort by SMS to advise them of the state of affairs, and to ask them to comply with the recommendation of the native authorities in addition to their hoteliers.
“As well as, our in-resort groups are working tirelessly to take care of clients regardless of infrastructure challenges attributable to the climate. We’ll be sure that we fly all of our clients dwelling as soon as situations enable.
“We recognise that that is an especially tough and unsightly expertise for our clients, and we in fact are extraordinarily sorry to listen to this. Our absolute focus is on doing every thing we are able to to take care of everybody.”
Many different flights have been cancelled, together with Ryanair hyperlinks. The airline is warning of “some potential delays to/from Greece” attributable to thunderstorms.
A Ryanair spokesperson mentioned: “We remorse any inconvenience prompted to passengers by these thunderstorms that are exterior of Ryanair’s management and have an effect on all airways working to/from Greece.”
Different airways have diverted Skiathos flights to Athens and to Kavala in northern Greece.