EasyJet cancels hundreds of holidays for summer ’23

By Linsey McNeill
28/11/2022
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EasyJet is understood to have ditched multiple flights for next summer, triggering hundreds of holiday cancellations.

It is believed to have dumped flights from a number of UK airports to popular holiday destinations including Greece, Turkey, Portugal and Egypt.

Cancellations have been announced for flights from March 2023 all the way through to September.

EasyJet has also permanently axed its flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Madrid and Krakow from the end of March 2023.

The airline told the Liverpool Echo ‘this is a result of it maintaining routes which prove most popular with customers’.

Agents are fuming that easyJet holidays has cancelled bookings for summer ’23 rather than automatically offering to transfer customers to alternative flights, leaving them to rebook the holidays themselves.

They said they received multiple easyJet cancellations for summer ’23  on Black Friday, when they ‘should have been making dosh from new bookings’.

One said they had lost £50K of bookings with easyJet.

Another said they had ‘totally lost confidence’ in the operator, although one agent pointed out that it was better for holidays to be cancelled now rather than suffer a repeat of summer ‘22’s last-minute cancellations.

However, agents have also complained that in many cases, customers are being quoted hundreds of pounds more to switch to alternative dates.

Liverpool John Lennon appears to be one of the worst-hit airports.

Some agents have been switching customers, where possible, to Jet2holidays and TUI instead, after finding that in some cases prices are lower than with easyJet holidays.

An easyJet spokesperson told Travel Gossip that the airline will still offer more flights over the next 12 months than last year. They added: “We always make adjustments to our schedule, and while we will cease operating a small number of routes, including from Liverpool to Krakow and Madrid, we have already launched 28 new routes for winter with more to come for summer.

“We concentrate our efforts on maintaining and developing routes which prove popular with customers and continue to focus on offering routes with the greatest demand. A small number of customers whose flights and holidays have been affected have been informed with the vast majority already rebooked onto an alternative flight to ensure their holiday can still go ahead as planned, or the option to rebook or receive a refund.”

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