Easyjet passengers stranded in Greece after flights cancelled

Airline axed 44 journeys due to strikes before industrial action was called off

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Thousands of angry British tourists have taken to social media to vent their fury after Easyjet cancelled 44 flights ahead of a four-day strike in Greece.

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The air traffic control strike was called off on Saturday, leaving holidaymakers furious about shelling out hundreds of pounds on alternative flights to return home to the UK, the Daily Mirror reports.

Passengers took to Twitter for answers but claim the airline ignored their tweets regarding the issue while still responding to other queries.

A spokesman for the airline told ITV News that the passengers would be refunded the difference for flights.

Tourist Rosie Borman, who was on holiday in Corfu, said "it's a nightmare" and that she had only been offered a flight in a week's time.

Joanna Moran tweeted: "Easyjet cancel our flight so we rebook and pay £1400 + hotel charges then text to say actually might have flights? What are you on?".

The airline spokesman told ITV News: "Easyjet will refund the difference of any extra cost of a new flight if they have already received a refund. In addition, we will refund hotel costs and flights with other airlines."

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