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Holidaymakers left stranded on wrong island

British holidaymakers were stranded on the wrong Canary Island after a budget airline had to divert in a thunderstorm.

The tourists were being flown to Lanzarote by Ryanair but landed on neighbouring Fuerteventura due to bad weather.

But after being let off the plane, the passengers claim they had to make their own arrangements to get to the correct destination.

One family were left £400 out of pocket after forking out for overnight hotel accommodation and a 30-minute ferry crossing to Lanzarote the next day.

Kay Wright (40), was with her sons Jack (six), George (five), three-year-old daughter Kacey and stepdaughter Tabatha (23).

She claimed they were given no further help from Ryanair and was forced to ring partner Tony Wainwright at home in Bournemouth, Dorset, to help her reach their destination.

Tony, a 48-year-old security consultant, said: “I got a phone call at about 6pm to say they had landed but were on the wrong island.

“After disembarking they had gone into the terminal but there were no Ryanair representatives to tell them what to do next.

“I don't blame Ryanair for the bad weather but to abandon a family, on the wrong island, is unforgivable.

“It has cost us another £400.”

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