Easyjet update - Volcanic Ash disruption in Northern Ireland airspace 4 May
Tuesday 4, May 2010
Due to the continuing volcanic eruption in Iceland, the aviation authorities have closed Northern Ireland airspace until at least 13:00hrs UK time. This means that easyJet, along with all other airlines, is unable to operate flights in and out of Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport this morning.
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Since the airspace re-opened, the airline has worked tirelessly to support over 200,000 stranded passengers. To assist our passengers, the airline paid for over 100,000 hotel stay's, operated over 20 rescue flights to hotspot destinations, and strengthened seating capacity on many flights by operating larger aircraft.
To get people home as quickly as possible, we set up a standby waiting list at airports once flights were up and running. To keep passengers informed we have been regularly updating our website, proactively sending out 1/2 million emails, 1/4 million text messages and communicating via social media websites.
Bringing 200,000 passengers' home has required a massive airlift, and we thank our passengers for their patience and understanding during this unprecedented natural disaster.
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