EasyJet has cancelled more than 220 flights, blaming the disruption on high levels of staff sickness due to Covid.

At least 222 flights have been axed since Friday, including 62 that had been scheduled for Monday alone, the majority of which were cancelled at short notice on Saturday.

Covid infection numbers are some of the highest they have been since the start of the pandemic.

An EasyJet spokesperson said: ‘As a result of the current high rates of Covid infections across Europe, like all businesses EasyJet is experiencing higher than usual levels of employee sickness.

‘We have taken action to mitigate this through the rostering of additional standby crew this weekend, however, with the current levels of sickness we have also decided to make some cancellations in advance.’

They said the focus was on ‘consolidating flights where we have multiple frequencies so customers have more options to rebook their travel, often on the same day.’

They added: ‘Unfortunately it has been necessary to make some additional cancellations for today and tomorrow.

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