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Easyjet passengers stranded for 48 hours in Canary Islands

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More than 170 passengers have been left stranded at an airport in the Canary Islands after their flight was delayed for over 48 hours.

The Easy Jet passengers were due to fly home on Saturday from Fuerteventura but their journey has been cancelled several times.

Passengers were being fed limited information through Easyjet's flight tracker. Credit: easyJet
The flight has been continually delayed. Credit: easyJet

Passengers troubles began on Saturday when their expected flight failed to take off due to "technical difficulties".

The airline say they've made efforts to minimise the impact of the delay on passengers by providing vouchers and accommodation.

easyJet can confirm that flight EZY6066 from Fuerteventura to Bristol on 2 April was delayed due to a technical issue with the aircraft. As the issue couldn’t be resolved quickly, easyJet made all efforts to send an replacement aircraft but unfortunately this was not possible yesterday. A replacement aircraft is on its way now to get passengers home today.

The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is always easyJet's highest priority and we are doing all we can to look after them. Every effort is being made to minimise the impact of the delay by providing affected passengers with up to date information, refreshment vouchers and hotel rooms.

We would like to thank the passengers for their understanding and apologise sincerely for any inconvenience experienced. All passengers onboard this flight will be contacted by our Customer Services team and offered £100 each in flight vouchers as a gesture of goodwill.

– easyjet

We've been speaking to Adrian Thomas from Bristol who has been stuck with is wife and 2 young daughters.

We began by asking him how stressful it's been.

Easyjet is now reporting that the flight from Fueteventura is due to take off at 6.30pm - landing into Bristol at 10.20pm.