EasyJet is pre-emptively cancelling about 40 flights a day from its UK schedule for the remainder of this month.
In a message to staff, seen by The Guardian, Chief Operating Office Peter Bellew said giving advanced notice of cancellations was better than having to do so at the last minute.
He said the airline is also working on a plan to remedy issues ‘within our own operations that are in our control’.
“We also want to ensure that we have the correct mitigations in place for the issues affecting the industry,” he said.
Mr Bellew said: “We want to share the plan on this very soon however, we also need to deal with the immediate operation.
“We’re making some pre-emptive cancellations for the coming days and weeks in order to increase resilience across the network.
“Making these cancellations is not something we take lightly but what’s worse is to cancel our customers’ plans on the day that they are ready to fly.”
An easyJet spokesperson said 40 flights to and from the UK, out of around 1,700, would be affected.
“Due to the ongoing impact of the challenging operating environment on our daily operations, we have made a small proportion of additional advance flight cancellations for June,” the spokesperson added.
“We are very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.”