FAMILIES have been left in tears after their Easyjet flight to Mallorca was cancelled because the cabin crew ‘were too tired’.
Holidaymakers flying from Belfast International Airport to Palma were shocked when the airline made the announcement at around midnight on Sunday, reported Belfast Live.
It had been due to take off at 8.45pm earlier that night but instead left 146 holidaymakers ‘stranded’ at the airport.
Mum, Cornelia Dalipe and her 15-year-old daughter Erin told Belfast Live that they were yet more shocked to see cops waiting outside as the crew were led out of a separate door.
She added that none of the passengers had shown any aggression.
Cornelia said: “We couldn’t believe what we were being told. There are many people who work 12-14 hour shifts and just get on with it.”
The angry mum was forced to wait until 3am until taxis arrived to take them home.
She added: “There were babies crying and parents of children with special needs trying to find a solution.”
The airline has since apologised for the ‘crew issue’.
An easyJet statement added: ‘easyJet can confirm that flight EZY6711 from Belfast to Palma was cancelled on Saturday 18 August due to two members of cabin crew feeling unfit to operate.
‘Cabin crew and pilots have an obligation under safety regulations to report if they feel unable to operate.’
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