FLIGHTS have been cancelled due to stormy weather conditions.

Half-term holidaymakers have had their easyJet flights abruptly cancelled as a result of Storm Dennis.

Britain's biggest budget airline has so far grounded around 350 flights over the weekend.

Cancellations include dozens of departures to the main ski airports in the Alps as well as destinations in the Canary Islands, Madeira and Morocco.

By far the highest number of cancelled flights – nearly 100 – are to and from Gatwick on easyJet on Saturday.

The cancellations appear to be pre-emptive to try to create enough slack in the system to allow the rest of the schedule to operate.

Under European air passengers’ rights rules, an airline that cancels a flight has a strict duty of care to provide replacement transport as soon as possible, plus hotels and meals appropriate to the passenger’s wait.