FlyLoLo: Hundreds of holidays hit by cancelled flights from Glasgow

More than 900 people have had their travel plans disrupted after last-minute cancellation of FlyLolo flights from Glasgow Airport.

The airport said four flights – three to Tenerife and one to Lanzarote – with about 230 passengers booked on each would not go ahead.

The operator apologised for the cancellations and said it was unable to provide the aircraft.

Passengers are being urged to contact the flight operator directly.

The flights affected included the 08:30 departure on Friday to Tenerife South Airport, as well as the 07:00 and 06:10 on Saturday departing to the same airport.

The 09:00 flight to Arrecife Airport in Lanzarote was also cancelled.

A Glasgow Airport spokesman said they had been made aware on Thursday evening that several FlyLoLo flights would not go ahead.

He added: "We would ask all FlyLolo passengers affected not to travel to the airport and to contact the operator direct for further information."

FlyLolo, which also operates from Gatwick, Manchester and Southampton, specialises in "peak season-only" flights during school holidays.

'Questionable' business plan

Travel journalist and broadcaster Simon Calder said this meant the business model was not sustainable.

He said: "Aviation experts say this whole business plan looks very questionable.

"There's a lot of problems getting the aircraft because of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft being grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes and the whole thing about peaks is they're at peak demand when there is little capacity available.

"Add to that, the fact that people would have been, had these flights taken off, flying to the Canaries.

"Those aircraft would then be flying back empty – that's an extremely costly operation and it's difficult to see how anybody can offer low fares on that basis."

Mr Calder also explained that while there were a number of planes stationed at airports after the collapse of Thomas Cook, they could not simply be brought in as an alternative.

He added: "It's just not as easy as saying lend us these planes and we'll pay yRead More – Source

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