Stansted Airport open: EasyJet to the rescue for volcanic ash cloud victims
STANSTED airline EasyJet will today (April 21), and tomorrow, operate 15 special rescue flights to and from the UK to bring home passengers whose flights have been cancelled over the last week due to airspace closure. To operate these rescue flights the
STANSTED airline EasyJet will today (April 21), and tomorrow, operate 15 special rescue flights to and from the UK to bring home passengers whose flights have been cancelled over the last week due to airspace closure.
To operate these rescue flights the airline has chartered additional aircraft to collect passengers from the islands and regions where many have been unable to make alternative arrangements, as well as operate scheduled services with larger aircraft to enable it to carry more passengers.
This will allow the airline to carry an additional 3000 passengers who are stranded abroad.
The airline resumed 86 per cent of its scheduled operations today, carrying around 140,000 people.
The special rescue flights are:
Wednesday April 21
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Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh - EZY8853 - 11.00 - 17.15
Sharm El Sheikh to Gatwick - EZY8854 - 18.15 - 23.00
Thursday April 22
Gatwick to Madeira - EZY8939 - 11.25 - 15.10
Madeira to Gatwick - EZY8940 - 15.50 - 19.20
Gatwick to Malaga - EZY8559 - 06.20 - 10.10
Malaga to Gatwick - EZY8560 - 10.50 - 12.40
Gatwick to Malta - EZY8825 - 15.50 - 20.00
Malta to Gatwick - EZY 8826 - 20.40 - 22.55
Stansted to Malaga - EZY 3113 - 06.45 - 10.35
Malaga to Stansted - EZY 3114 - 11.10 - 13.00
Stansted to Alicante - EZY 3173 - 13.40 - 17.15
Alicante to Stansted - EZY 3174 - 17.50 - 19.25
Stansted to Madeira - EZY 3267 - 06.30 - 10.20
Madeira to Stansted - EZY 3268 - 10.55 - 14.45
Malaga to Liverpool - EZY7182 - 16.30 - 18.20
These flights are only for passengers who have previously had their booking cancelled. They should go to easyJet.com and log into the "My easyJet" section to transfer on to the new flights.