Ryanair has been mocked for “randomly” diverting UK and Irish flights to European cities amid Storm Isha

Flight Restrictions Ryanair: Winds of up to 90mph from Storm Isha caused travel chaos on Sunday night, with Ryanair forced to divert UK and Ireland-bound planes to France and Germany.

Flight restrictions were put in place with many airlines canceling flights as the Met Office issued “danger to life” warnings for most of the UK.

The National Air Traffic Service (Nats) said in a statement: “Due to adverse weather conditions across the UK, temporary air traffic restrictions are in place. Restrictions of this kind are applied only to maintain safety.

Our teams are working closely with airports and airlines to minimize disruption. Passengers should check their flight status with their airline.”

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Departure boards at Manchester Airport show many flights cancelled or delayed due to high winds. AFP

In the case of Ryanair, FlightRadar24 notes that one flight from Manchester to Dublin ended up in Paris, while another flight from Tenerife to Edinburgh diverted to Cologne in Germany.

And amid all the disruption, Twitter/X users couldn’t help but joke about people on these flights being quite worried about finding themselves in a different country than they expected.

The latest travel update on Ryanair’s website says affected passengers will be notified of any disruptions and should check the airline’s app for flight updates.

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A Ryanair flight heading to Dublin from Manchester was diverted to Paris due to bad weather (Image: Getty Images)

The statement read: “We regret any inconvenience caused to passengers by these weather conditions, which are beyond Ryanair’s control and affect all airlines operating from/from Sunday 21 to Monday 22 January.” Britain operates”.
Other airlines have also been affected by Cyclone Isha, with British Airways grounding an additional 28 flights out of the 36 already canceled.

Meanwhile, Dublin Airport said the weather event had posed a “significant challenge”, with 114 flights – 58 arriving and 56 canceled – and 36 diverted to other airports by 7 pm on Sunday. have given.

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