Transavia scraps 331 flights in June, more cancellations likely
Charter airline Transavia is scrapping a further 331 flights in June, citing a continuing shortage of planes as well as maintenance problems.
In total, 5% of the planned flights for June will not take place, and further cuts are also likely in July and August, the airline said. Passengers whose flights are affected later in the summer will be updated by May 25, according to the Transavia website.
“We realise full well that in doing so, we will be ruining travel plans. We apologise for this frustrating situation,” the website said.
Transavia earlier scrapped 42 flights from Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam airports to southern European destinations in May.
The airline said at the time it had found a “reasonable alternative” for most of the passengers who had been affected.
The Dutch aviation mechanics union Nederlandse Vakbond van Luchtvaarttechnici told the Telegraaf earlier on Tuesday that the airline needs to boost its technical support staff by 20% to avoid further problems.
KLM too has a shortage of qualified engineers and will also be forced to make cuts, the spokesman said.
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