Transavia canceled 240 flights in July and August following Schiphol airport’s decision to impose a limit on the number of passengers during the peak holiday season.
The airline said 13,000 customers would be affected, but 70% would be offered an alternative flight around the same time. The rest will have to claim a refund or rebook for after August 28, when the restrictions will end.
All affected flights are scheduled to depart between July 7 and August 14. Transavia will decide next month if more cancellations are needed in the last two weeks of August.
Schiphol announced last week that it needed to cut passenger numbers by an average of 13,500 a day due to a shortage of security staff and baggage handlers.
It identified July 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 23 as ‘peak days’, when the number of cancellations is expected to be even higher.