Cork Airport to London passengers baffled as Ryanair flight ends up landing 583km off course

Storm Eunice wreaked havoc on some flights yesterday and for Ryanair passengers going from Cork to London it really was a pain.

Flyers intending on going to Gatwick found themselves grounded 583km away in Edinburgh after spending a bit of time circling over the airport in London.

According to a spokesperson for the budget airline it was all down to the storm and “entirely beyond our control”, but that didn’t stop people wondering why it had to go so far away.

A flight track map shows it making the massive detour after a number of go-arounds above Gatwick.

A number of other routes also had to divert over the day.

A spokesperson for Ryanair said: “Due to Storm Eunice, this flight from Cork to London Gatwick (18 Feb) diverted to Edinburgh. Ryanair sincerely apologises to all those affected by this diversion, which was entirely beyond our control.”

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The plane left Cork at 11.05am and touched down in Scotland at 2.03pm.

One person told CorkBeo how staff then told them they might have to make their own way to London from there.

They also blasted the airline for charging people for water while it was all happening.

After a while the plane refuelled and left Edinburgh at 4.55pm before finally getting to Gatwick around 6.15pm.

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