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Passengers stranded overnight in Spain with delays to Belfast easyJet flight

Passengers booked on an easyJet flight from Spain to Belfast have found themselves waiting overnight for their flight home.

On Saturday Flight EZY67714 was scheduled to fly from Palma - a resort city on the Spanish island of Mallorca - to Belfast, but was impacted by delays from air-traffic control restrictions on flight legs earlier in the day.

This had led to some of the flight crew going out of hours on their shifts.

One angry passenger told the Belfast Telegraph the group had to endure a lengthy wait in the airport.

The flight had originally been scheduled to depart at just before 10pm on Saturday, being pushed back to 3pm on Sunday before facing further delays.

An EasyJet spokesman said: "Passengers were provided with regular updates, refreshments and overnight accommodation and the flight was rescheduled for the next day.

"Due to a combination of poor weather and a French Air Traffic Control strike affecting areas overflown by the aircraft, easyJet, as all airlines, is currently suffering from heavy ATC restrictions to all aircraft departing and arriving. The flight is due to depart in the evening. 

"The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused."

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