40 British holidaymakers stranded in Corfu for 72 hours after Ryanair cancels flights over storms

Sinead Moore
40 British holidaymakers stranded in Corfu for 72 hours after Ryanair cancels  flights over storms
40 British holidaymakers stranded in Corfu for 72 hours after Ryanair cancels flights over storms



40 British holidaymakers have been stranded at Corfu airport since Sunday after Ryanair cancelled two flights due to storms.

Ryanair has said the next flight home is scheduled for Sunday. This means passengers will have been stranded for an entire week.

According to the Daily Mail, frustrated passengers have reported seeing planes operated by other airlines - including easyJet and Thomas Cook - taking off from Kerkyra Airport since storms hit the holiday island.

The budget airline has provided the stranded passengers with little information.

A spokesperson for Ryanair said: "Due to adverse weather conditions in Corfu, Ryanair was regrettably forced to cancel two flights to Manchester and Oslo Rygge on Sunday.

"Affected customers have been provided with overnight hotel accommodation and refreshment vouchers during this delay, in full compliance with EU261 legislation.

"We are examining the feasibility of scheduling additional flights and will contact customers once confirmed, while customers also have the option to transfer onto other available flights from other Ryanair airports free of charge.

"Ryanair sincerely apologises to all customers affected by these weather cancellations, who we are proactively contacting, and we are working hard to re-accommodate customers as soon as possible."

Claire and Steven Taylor, a couple from North Wales, are among the stranded passengers.

Claire, 21, said some passengers had even lost their jobs as a result of the delays whilst others have been left without vital medication, reports Wales Online.

She said: "We were staying at an all inclusive resort so didn't bring much money with us.

"So we've been stuck for two days with hardly any food or water.

"They put us up in a hotel for the last two nights and both days we have come to the airport and we just can't find out what's going on.

"It's outrageous.

"We are being told the next flight isn't until the 12th but we need to get home.

"I've got a little boy who I need to get back to.

"And two of the other passengers say they have lost their jobs because of it.

"It's disgusting.

"We've also had no help from the Embassy which is disappointing."

The Foreign Office said "We are aware of a number of British nationals in Corfu who have been affected by the severe weather conditions. We are providing consulate assistance."



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