The Independent - Helen Coffey / Simon Calder

Another day brings dozens more cancelled flights to and from the UK. Passengers attempting to jet off on their Easter holidays are encountering widespread flight cancellations, at airports across the UK.

Once again British Airways and easyJet have grounded more than 70 services between them from their main bases, London Heathrow and London Gatwick, respectively.

BA says passengers were given notice of a week or two of flight cancellations, due to resourcing issues.

British Airways has not made on-the-day cancellations.

The airlines cite staff shortages caused by sickness as the cause of their problems.

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