Passengers on easyJet Flight 3025 ended up in a different country due to extreme weather conditions.
One traveller described it as a ‘nightmare’ journey after the plane made three attempts to land in Dubrovnik, before diverting.
The flight departed London Stansted just after 6am this morning, but five hours later passengers still hadn’t made it to their destination.
Several people on board were vomiting as the aircraft battled severe winds at the Croatian airport.
After a third attempt to land, the pilots were forced to abort their mission.
The flight diverted to Bari Airport in Italy so that it could refuel.
Passengers were stuck on the tarmac for over an hour waiting for the all-clear to fly back to their intended destination.
easyJet updated customers on its app, to explain why the plane had been diverted.
The airline said: “We’re sorry that your flight has diverted to Bari airport.
“This is due to high winds at Dubrovnik, that are unfortunately below limits to be able to land.
“We plan to fly you to Dubrovnik when the weather has improved.
“Your crew will be keeping you up to date on the situation and we also recommend checking back with Flight Tracker for the latest updates.”
Long lines formed for the on board bathroom after the flight finally landed in Italy.
One passenger told Express.co.uk: “This is a nightmare! The captain attempted to land three times but it was too windy.
“We circled above and then reattempted. There were people vomiting close by me. The plane was going side to side.”
Another easyJet plane was diverted to the same airport due to the extreme winds.
An easyJet spokesperson said: “easyJet can confirm that flights EZS1211 from Basel to Dubrovnik and EZY3025 from London Stansted to Dubrovnik on August 13 diverted to Bari due to windy conditions in Dubrovnik.
“Both flights continued their journey to Dubrovnik once the weather improved, after refuelling.
“The safety and well-being of its passengers and crew is always easyJet’s highest priority.
“Although outside of our control we would like to apologise to all passengers for any inconvenience caused by the delay.”
Transavia and Alitalia also had flights that were affected.
Last week an easyJet flight was diverted to Stansted due to a drone spotted in the skies above Gatwick.
Source : EXPRESS