Holidaymakers were left disappointed when flights to a usually-sunny Greek island were cancelled on Friday due to the weather there.

Jet2 delayed all its flights to Skiathos until Saturday due to the weather on the Aegean island.

One flight from Newcastle, which had been due to take off at 1.55pm, was among those affected.

The airline issued a statement advising customers not to travel to the airport if they were due to fly today.

In a statement Jet2 said: “Due to adverse weather conditions forecast for Skiathos on Friday 10th May 2024, we have delayed all Skiathos flights until tomorrow, Saturday 11th May 2024. We apologise for this change that is unfortunately beyond our control, if you are due to travel today, we have sent all details of the change to your email address on the booking.

“Finally, it is rare for our schedules to be disrupted like this and although this change is beyond our control, we understand it will disrupt your plans at last minute and have done everything that we can to ensure we operate as soon as possible and minimise the delay.

“We have a dedicated team working hard behind the scenes at our UK-based HQ that are monitoring the situation and on behalf of us all, we are sorry again for the inconvenience this delay brings.”

Heavy rain and potential thunderstorms are forecast on the Greek island for the rest of Friday.

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The flights are due to take off for Skiathos on Saturday instead and the plane which was due to take holidaymakers from Newcastle has instead been rerouted to fly passengers to Tenerife.

Flights from other UK airports including, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Stansted and Manchester have also been impacted.