An easyJet flight bound for Edinburgh had to be diverted to Liverpool due to a medical emergency onboard. The flight, EZY312, departed from London’s Stansted Airport at 5:20 pm on Sunday but had to change its route when a passenger required urgent medical attention over the Peak District. Flight tracker RadarBox indicated that the plane sent out an emergency alert and made a sharp left turn to fly over Manchester before landing at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. EasyJet confirmed that the diversion was necessary for the passenger’s safety and wellbeing.
After the diversion, EasyJet organized a second flight to transport the passengers to Edinburgh, and they arrived at their destination at 8:20 pm. The airline’s online flight checker apologized to the affected passengers for the inconvenience, stating that the diversion was due to a passenger incident and was considered an extraordinary circumstance beyond their control.
This incident follows a series of flight cancellations by EasyJet this summer, which the airline attributed to “unprecedented” air traffic control disruptions. The Independent recently reported that 1,700 flights to and from EasyJet’s main base, London Gatwick, were cancelled in July, August, and September, affecting around 180,000 passengers and removing 300,000 seats from the summer market. These cancellations were implemented in an effort to stabilize the airline’s operation. Over the past few weeks, numerous EasyJet flights to and from Gatwick have been abruptly cancelled, often occurring late in the evening.
The safety and wellbeing of passengers are paramount for EasyJet, and they prioritize providing the necessary medical assistance during emergencies onboard. Despite the disruptions caused by unforeseen circumstances, the airline strives to ensure passenger satisfaction and minimize the impact on their travel plans.
At present, EasyJet has not provided further details regarding the specific nature of the medical emergency or the condition of the passenger involved.