EasyJet says Gatwick drone chaos cost it £15m

EasyJet says Gatwick drone chaos cost it £15m

Airline says it is ‘well prepared’ for Brexit and demand for flights remains solid

EasyJet said the flight disruption caused by drone sightings at Gatwick before Christmas had cost it £15m, but insisted it had made a good start to the year and was “well prepared” for Brexit.

About 82,000 easyJet customers were affected and more than 400 flights cancelled due to the drone sightings, which brought the UK’s second-busiest airport to a standstill and caused three days of disruption. The chaos cost easyJet £10m in customer welfare costs and £5m in lost revenues, as more travellers cancelled their flights.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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