EasyJet has announced it will be cancelling all of its scheduled flights to Hurghada in Egypt from the UK during the summer months.

Passengers with plans to fly at any point during the rest of June and July will be affected.

The airline says that those who have booked such flights will be given notice about the flight cancellations as well as information on how to rebook or apply for a refund.

The news comes as easyJet, British Airways, Tui Airways and Wizz Air have cancelled a number of flights from various airports in the UK this month including Gatwick, Heathrow and Manchester.

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EasyJet said: “easyJet is operating up to 1700 flights carrying up to a quarter of a million customers every day. There are industry wide operational issues that are impacting airlines at the moment, which means we have made a number of pre-emptive cancellations which includes not operating to Hurghada from the UK for the remainder of June and July.

“We are very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause. We are informing customers in advance to minimise the impact on their plans and provide the option to rebook before travelling or receive a refund, and our customer service hours have been extended to support affected customers. We continue to monitor the operation closely and take action in advance as needed.”

Due to the recent cancellations, airlines are encouraged to make sure their summer timetables are "deliverable".

The Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority stated that cancellations that occur earlier are “better” than cancelling flights on the day they're due to depart. 

A joint letter was issued to the aviation industry by both of them asking for companies to take “all possible steps” to “avoid the unacceptable scenes we have recently witnessed”.