Fires in Rhodes: Jet2 also suspends its flights, others continue

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The airline company low cost has also suspended all its departures and stays to the island of Rhodesthe planes still leaving empty to repatriate the tourists evacuated due to fires. Others including Air France, Transavia, easyJet Or Brussels Airlines continue to serve the island.

After the TUI group, the British specialist in cheap flights also announced on July 23, 2023 suspend all departures of its customers to the airport of Rhodes-Diagoras, where tens of thousands of tourists are evacuated due to out-of-control fires. This suspension also concerning its tour operator activity will last at least until Sunday July 30, underlines Jet2 in a press release. The five planes scheduled yesterday are however empty parties to pick up customersthe low cost pointing out that this should be the case every day during the period of disruption.

It should be noted that Jet2 announced Friday the busiest weekend in its history, 170,000 passengers being expected in its planes on Saturday and Sunday.

No change so far at easyJet, except for easyJet Holidays customers whose departures are canceled until Tuesday inclusive – full refund at the key. ” Our tour operator, easyJet Holidays is currently working to comply with requests from local authorities and is in contact with customers in resort to support them. “, specifies a press release. EasyJet, on the other hand, adds two repatriation flights this Monday and a Tuesday in addition to scheduled flights between Rhodes and London-Gatwick.

Air France, Transavia, Brussels Airlines And Aegean Airlines on the other hand have decided to continue to serve Rhodes for the time being, while planes fromEurowings, Ryanair Or smart wings among others were posted as operating this Monday morning; Austrian Airlines on the other hand canceled a rotation from Vienna.

Other tour operators in the Netherlands or Scandinavia have also canceled their departures at least until Wednesday. The entire east coast of mainland Greece as well as the islands of Evvia and Rhodes have been placed in category 5, the highest on the fire risk scale, but only 10% of hotels of the island would be in the threatened zone.

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