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Europe’s biggest low-cost airline, Ryanair, has relented in the face of widespread anger and agreed to publish a list of flights due to be cancelled over the next few weeks.
Previously the airline had refused to do so.
The cancellations, which Ryanair has said will affect fewer than two percent of its passengers, have been made in order to improve punctuality, the airline said. On-time arrivals had recently fallen to below 80 percent
The airline has also blamed its cancellations on its own miscalculations of leave due to pilots.
Ryanair does not have a major presence at Nice Airport, but uses Marseille as its hub in the South of France. While the Irish airline does not seem too bothered by its public image, which is once again in a nose dive, it is usually among the first to complain about strikes by French air traffic controllers.
The United States, Russia and Brazil are not on a list of countries whose citizens are allowed to enter the EU when the block’s international borders reopen on Wednesday.
Things are gradually returning to normal at Nice airport, where 62 international flights will soon be possible and the full reopening of Terminal 2 is set for 1st of July.
As life slowly returns to normal in the Principality after the crisis, unfortunately so too are old traffic patterns.
Most of Europe reopened its doors to holidaymakers on Monday in the largest lifting of lockdown restrictions since the beginning of the pandemic.
An easyJet flight from Nice to Geneva was aborted while taxiing for take-off on Tuesday afternoon after the pilot noticed a person taking photographs of the aircraft.
The photographer turned out to be an airport employee who had a relative on the flight, the airline said later. Police carried out security checks on the aircraft before it was cleared for take-off two hours after its original time slot of 4:55 pm.
EasyJet apologised for any inconvenience to passengers. One passenger decided to take a later flight.