Aer Lingus has been forced to cancel a number of flights from Dublin Airport today as Covid hits the airline’s staff.
A number of flights were cancelled yesterday because staff are calling in sick due to the virus.
Five Aer Lingus flights have been cancelled for today, impacting journeys to London Heathrow, Berlin and Hamburg.
The London flights were scheduled for 7.30am, 3.55pm and 8.15pm, while the Hamburg flight was due to depart at 7am, and the Berlin flight at 5.55pm.
Arrivals to Dublin Airport have also been affected, with four inbound journeys cancelled. These flights had been due to depart from London Heathrow (11.20am and 7.35pm), Hamburg (11.50am), and Berlin (11.15pm).
The issue has also been seen among staff on the ground at Dublin Airport, resulting in long queues at check-in and security over recent weeks.
Members of the Defence Forces were put on standby in the event of further staff shortages at the airport in the hopes it will avoid passengers missing their flights.