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Easyjet, British Airways, TUI trying to get Britons home from Portugal before Tuesday

Christian Fernsby |
To meet the surge in UK vacationers rushing to get back home before Tuesday easyJet has said it would operate additional flights to bring UK holidaymakers home from Portugal.

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To meet demand, easyJet has added 1,000 seats on flights from Faro Airport to London Gatwick, London Luton Airport, Bristol Airport, and Manchester Airport.

Easyjet said that customers will be able to change their flights without having to pay any fees up to two hours before departure. easyJet says that, unlike other airlines, easyJet customers can change bookings for any flight or destination on the airline’s network.

This means that people who had booked a Portugal holiday thinking that it would be on the UK’s safe list of countries can easily change their trip to another date or destination on easyJet’s network of 35 countries across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

British Airways says that it is laying on three additional flights to Faro to bring UK vacationers home on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

TUI has released a statement: "We're aware of the Government announcement on 3rd June that Portugal, Madeira and Porto Santo will be added to the Amber list from 4am on Tuesday 8th June.

"We're currently reviewing our programme following this announcement, and will be contacting customers who are impacted, including those currently on holiday, and those who are due to depart in the next 14 days, as soon as possible to discuss their options."

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