The airline denied that it was a return to the chaos seen last summer due to staff shortages.
Thousands of holidaymakers could face disruption this summer after easyJet axed around 1,700 flights from July to September.
Most of the affected flights are to or from London Gatwick Airport where, in recent days, there have been a number of short-notice cancellations. Dozens of flights to popular destinations like Barcelona and Malaga were cut on Sunday.
EasyJet added that the cancellations are also services with multiple departures a day and make up less than 2 per cent of its schedule for July and August.
The airline described the decision as a “pre-emptive adjustment”
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