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Jet2 airline issues ‘do not travel’ warning for popular Greek island


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Jet2 has issued a stark “do not travel” alert for a Greek island, citing “weather disruption” as the cause of the 24-hour flight delay.

The airline has halted all flights to Skiathos until Saturday, May 11, and is urging customers not to head to the airport today, Friday, May 10.

Passengers have been advised to avoid the airport and return home, only coming back three hours prior to their rescheduled departure time.

Situated in the Aegean Sea, Skiathos lies off Greece‘s eastern mainland coast. The UK Met Office‘s latest weather reports predict heavy rainfall on the island today, but anticipate a return to dry weather by tomorrow.

Jet2 is keeping a close eye on the evolving conditions and has extended apologies for any disruptions faced by travellers.

Jet2’s official statement on its website reads: “If you are travelling to Skiathos today, please do not travel to the airport.

“If you have already travelled to the airport, if possible, we would advise you to return home and come back to the airport threee hours before your new departure time tomorrow.

“If it is not possible to make your way home, please speak to a member of our friendly Red team at the airport who will be happy to help.”

The statement continued: “We apologise for this change that is unfortunately beyond our control; if you are due to travel to Skiathos today, we have sent all details of the change and your options to your email address on the booking.

“You can also use the search function [on the website] by entering the route you are due to fly on or the flight number, here you will find up to date information regarding your flight.”

It continued: “Finally, it is rare for our schedules to be disrupted like this and although this change is beyond our control, we understand it will disrupt your plans at last minute and have done everything that we can to ensure we operate as soon as possible and minimise the delay.”

A concerned holiday-goer has taken to X, formerly Twitter, to say: “We were due to fly to Skiathos from Stansted this morning; told flight was cancelled and will be on the flight May 11 at 6.50am instead.

“Will our seven-day holiday now be Saturday to Saturday? Spoke to someone on the number on the email, told we’d hear back in 30 minutes. It’s now been two hours.” Others already on the Greek island have complained “it’s been raining for the last 24 hours”.

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