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Multiple flights cancelled by Aer Lingus today as further disruption expected this weekend

According to Dublin Airport’s Live Flight Information, there are seven return flights being cancelled by Aer Lingus today.

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MULTIPLE AER LINGUS flights out of Dublin Airport to European destinations have been cancelled today, as the airline cites illness and strike action for the disruption.

The cancellations are set to impact flights carrying passengers to France, Switzerland, Brussels, the Netherlands and the UK.

It comes as there was significant disruption yesterday, with multiple flights in and out of Dublin Airport being cancelled by the airline, including flights in and out of Heathrow, where 30 flights were cancelled by the airport operator.

In a statement, Aer Lingus said that nine return flights and one direct had been cancelled today due to the spread of Covid-19. 

Three of the return flights which have been cancelled are to the UK, to London Gatwick and Birmingham, while the direct flight was from Heathrow to Dublin.

The cancelled flights are:

  • EI164 to London Heathrow
  • EI356 to Munich
  • EI692 to Dusseldorf
  • EI342 to Zurich
  • EI506 to Bordeaux
  • EI608 to Amsterdam
  • EI238 to London Gatwick
  • EI638 to Brussels
  • EI276 to Birmingham
  • EI248 to London Gatwick

Aer Lingus have said that the return flight to Bordeaux was cancelled due to industrial action by ground handling staff in France.

Tomorrow, four return flights from Dublin Airport have been cancelled, including two to the French city of Lyon.

Tomorrow’s cancelled flights are:

  • EI550 to Lyon
  • EI232 to London Gatwick
  • EI552 to Lyon 
  • EI610 to Amsterdam

In a statement, Aer Lingus apologised to passengers who have been impacted by the cancelled flights.

“Aer Lingus wishes to apologise to those impacted and teams at the airline are working to re-accommodate impacted passengers on the next available services as efficiently as possible,” said a spokesperson for Aer Lingus

“Aer Lingus anticipated the return of demand for travel once Covid restrictions were removed and built appropriate buffers into our plans in order to deal with a reasonable level of additional disruption.

“System pressures and ongoing issues at some airports and among third party suppliers have created considerable operational challenges which have been compounded by a significant spike in Covid cases in recent days.”

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The airline has said that just over 1% of all Aer Lingus flights in June were impacted by cancellations.

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