Flights to Zaventem will be cancelled until at least March 2023 after Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said the winter would be “extremely challenging”.

O’Leary said: “This winter is going to be extremely challenging, with higher fuel costs, so an increase in airport charges like in Zaventem is not sustainable.”

Ryanair Brussels flights will instead be moved to Charleroi Airport or other neighbouring countries.

Zaventem is a popular airport for British tourists travelling to enjoy a cheap break in the Belgian capital.

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The city is particularly popular during December when tourists travel to enjoy its Christmas markets.

Ryanair has also confirmed it will no longer operate flights to Athens until the end of March 2023.

Wizz Air said that nearly all flights from Cardiff Airport would be cancelled for the next six months.

The budget airline said that “economic pressures” were responsible for the flight cancellations.

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This is the case even if the only available flight is on an alternative or rival airline from their booking.

Passengers may be entitled to cash compensation if their flight is cancelled with short notice.

Britons should contact their airline if they believe they are entitled to cash compensation after a cancellation.

Flight prices could rise this winter due to the soaring price of fuel and an increase in flight tax at several key airports.

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