Jet2 issues urgent warning to Brits travelling to popular holiday destinations

Jet2 has issued a warning to passengers about potential delays and disruptions on key Mediterranean routes due to violent thunderstorms. The Eastern Mediterranean and Balearic Islands, including Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, are currently being affected by these adverse weather conditions, with more storms forecasted until Wednesday, July 3. Passengers have been advised to allow extra time for their journey to the airport and to prepare for poor driving conditions.

On Sunday, Jet2 issued a late-night update stating that they are experiencing Air Traffic Control slot delays on flights due to thunderstorms in many parts of Eastern Europe. Travellers currently on holiday in the affected areas have been asked to allow plenty of time to get to the airport and prepare for potential bad road conditions. Despite the disruptions, all flights are currently operating, and the airline is working to minimize any potential delays.

The airline has advised customers to verify their flight details on the company’s website before heading to the airport and to keep their contact information up-to-date through ‘Manage My Booking’ for the latest updates. The Balearic Islands, a region known for its turbulent weather, experienced over 800 lightning strikes in a single day last month, along with hailstones measuring 2cm in diameter.

Recent extreme weather conditions have wreaked havoc across various locations, including Mallorca, where torrential rains led to 9cm of rainfall in under an hour on June 11. Palma Airport was forced to halt flights temporarily due to runway flooding, and social media was abuzz with videos showing rain pouring through the ceiling of the duty-free shop.

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