EASYJET travellers holidaying in Tenerife from the Northern East, should have boarded their air travel home last Saturday evening, plus arrived at Newcastle International Airport at 1 ) 05am on Sunday.
But delays, caused by Newcastle’ h persistent wind throughout last Sunday, led to the flight crew attained their legal, maximum working hrs. Instead, staff arranged hotel rooms regarding passengers overnight.
The rearranged flight was scheduled to consider off from Tenerife at 3pm upon Sunday, arriving in Newcastle in 7. 45pm, which was almost nineteen hours later than planned.
A spokesperson for EasyJet said: “ We’ re i am sorry for the delay to their flight. Issues the plane was delayed on an earlier airline flight because of poor weather in Newcastle.
“ There are tight, industry-wide rules governing the number of hrs crew are allowed to work. Plus, to protect the safety of our clients and crew, these cannot be surpassed.
“ The interruption is beyond our control and it is considered an extraordinary circumstance. ”
Two flights from The country of spain were diverted from Newcastle Airport terminal on Saturday, because of the extreme climate conditions. And an EasyJet plane through Malaga, which should have landed with 1 . 45pm, had to divert in order to Edinburgh. ”