Passengers travelling to Gibraltar have so far been able to “avoid serious disruption” to their flights as the UK grapples with air traffic cancellations.
According to an official statement from the Gibraltar government, the airport has “escaped the brunt of the disruption due to UK air traffic control failure”.
Yesterday (Monday) the EasyJet evening flight from Gatwick Airport was cancelled, while all other flights “operated as normal”; and today (Tuesday) the EasyJet morning flight from Bristol Airport was also the only one cancelled.
“The airport has handled 2,309 passengers over the last two days, which is considered as one of the busiest periods of the year.”
Air terminal director Terence Lopez said, “While I don’t like seeing any flights being cancelled, I think we have been extremely lucky. Many other airports have suffered immensely while Gibraltar Airport has seen only one flight cancelled on each day.
“Of course, we understand those that have been affected will find it extremely frustrating. My advice would be to keep on checking the airline websites for updated information before starting your journey, check for any emails or text messages they may have sent you, and plan ahead for possible disruption, especially if travelling with children or you have onward travel.”
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