Love Island winners face flight delays on return to UK
Love Island winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham have been delayed on their return home to the UK.
The couple and their fellow finalists on the ITV2 reality show were caught up in delays to Ryanair flights serving London Stansted Airport on Tuesday.
More than 150 flights have been cancelled or delayed due to bad weather, including the flight from Palma Majorca carrying the eight finalists, which was delayed by an hour and 20 minutes.
Jack updated fans on their progress home by sharing a video on his Instagram story of himself and Dani boarding the plane in the sunshine, while Kazimir Crossley, who came third with boyfriend Josh Denzel, shared a video of the group on a transfer bus at the Spanish airport.
Kazimir also shared a video of crowds and queues of fans waiting to take photos with contestants Wes Nelson and Megan Barton Hanson, who came fourth on the show.
A spokeswoman for the Essex airport has said the disruption to flights was caused by storms and air traffic control (ATC) restrictions.
The airport said in a statement: “Following the thunderstorms across the South East earlier today, subsequent airspace restrictions have limited the number of aircraft that can operate in and out of London Stansted Airport.
“This has meant knock-on delays to flights across the day and Ryanair has taken the decision to cancel a number of its flights.
“We continue to advise passengers due to travel today to check the status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport.”
A spokesman for Ryanair, which has its largest base at London Stansted, said: “Due to thunderstorms in Stansted today, Ryanair have been forced to cancel a number of first wave flights to/from Stansted.
“The knock-on effect of this and ATC staff shortages may cause further disruptions throughout the day, including delays and cancellations.
“Affected customers will be notified by email and SMS text message and advised of their options of a refund or free move to the next available flight.
“Ryanair sincerely apologise for these weather and ATC disruptions which are entirely beyond our control.”