Our sandstorm hell: Passengers in Gran Canaria tweet plea to be flown back to the UK by Tui after being ‘abandoned’ for four days following Saharan storm flight cancellations
Greg Horsman had been due to fly back to Manchester on Saturday evening But his flight from Gran Canaria was cancelled due to the Saharan sandstorm On Twitter, he claimed that people had been forced to sleep at the airport
A holidaymaker says he has been ‘abandoned’ in Gran Canaria for four days by Tui after his flight back to the UK was cancelled due to sandstorms.
Greg Horsman, from Angelsey in Wales, had been due to fly to Manchester on Saturday evening after enjoying a Tui cruise with his girlfriend and friends.
After his flight was cancelled due to the Saharan storm, he was forced to spend two extra nights on the island and the 29-year-old says he was due to fly back to the UK yesterday.
A holidaymaker says he has been ‘abandoned’ in Gran Canaria for four days by Tui after his flight back to the UK was cancelled due to sandstorms (pictured)
But his flight yesterday evening was also cancelled with Mr Horsman saying passengers were given different reasons why – from a technical issue to a weather issue.
He claims that passengers, including the elderly and young children, were forced to sleep in the airport as there was no accommodation available. He tweeted a series of pictures showing travellers lying on seats and sitting on the floor.
He wrote: ‘Flight isn’t going tonight as the pilot has gone over their hours, no accommodation so sleeping on the airport floor. Been here over 12 hours today and now finally been given one food voucher.’