Scores of British holidaymakers were today left stranded in ‘total chaos’ on the Greek island of Zakynthos after an EasyJet plane was grounded for at least two days.
Technical problems with flight EZY9746 to London Gatwick meant it has been stuck on the tarmac since Sunday.
The budget airline tried to rescue the men, women and children involved but a nighttime curfew on landings caused by endangered loggerhead turtles saw them cancel a relief flight.
It follows a British EasyJet passenger being punched by an airport worker in Nice, in the South of France, on Saturday, as a 14-hour delay with a flight to Luton left furious passengers without food, water and baby supplies.
Scores of British holidaymakers were today left stranded in ‘total chaos’ on the Greek island of Zakynthos after an EasyJet plane was grounded for at least two days (file photo)
Many of those involved in the Greek saga have also been left without adequate supplies, and there have been problems finding hotel rooms at the height of the tourist season.
George Trefgarne was originally booked on the flight with his wife Camilla and their two children – Alice, eight, and William, seven – as they tried to get home to London.
Mr Trefgarne said ‘it was total chaos’, with nobody from Easyjet on hand to offer information, let alone food or drink.
Only cheese sandwiches were available in two airport cafes, and ground staff from Swissport were ‘totally overwhelmed’.
Mr Trefgarne added: ‘We were among a handful who managed to get out on a Thomson flight, but only after spending nine hours at the airport with no information.
‘There were lots of families with children but no EasyJet reps and no offers of anything to eat or drink. I