Travel disruptions are affecting holidaymakers this Easter holidays - the first holiday since the Government dropped Covid travel restrictions for international passengers.
The two airlines have been hit by Covid, which is resurging throughout Europe. This has lead to an increase in staff missing work due to illness, as well as understaffing.
A British Airways spokesperson said: "Aviation has been one of the industries worst hit by the pandemic, and airlines and airports are experiencing the same issues rebuilding their operations while managing the continuing impact of Covid.”
A spokesperson for easyJet added: "As a result of the current high rates of Covid infections across Europe, like all businesses easyJet is experiencing higher than usual levels of employee sickness."
Chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, Paul Charles, said: “This is a staggering level of flight cancellations caused by a cocktail of not having enough staff in place and Covid-induced staff shortages.
“Airlines are certainly seeing a high level of demand to fly, but are simply unable to cope with that demand due to a lack of resources.”