Kids left 'heartbroken' after flight from Dublin Airport to Lapland cancelled at last minute

Dozens of kids were left heartbroken after a flight from Dublin Airport to Lapland was cancelled at the last minute.

UK airline TUI was due to fly from Dublin to Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland, on Saturday morning.

After boarding the plane and waiting for take off, passengers were told that due to technical difficulties they would not be flying.

Denise Dunne, who was on board the flight, said that kids were distraught after the dream holiday was cancelled.

Mrs Dunne tweeted: "So after sitting on plane in Dublin runway for two hours TUI's day trip to Lapland, a trip of a lifetime, now cancelled.

"Plane full of heartbroken kids here at Dublin Airport."

TUI were forced to cancel the flight due to technical difficulties with the safety of passengers their priority.

A TUI spokesperson said: "We would like to apologise to all customers on flight TOM1652 from Dublin to Rovaniemi which was cancelled last Saturday due to a technical issue.

"We have provided a letter to our customers to offer our deepest apologies and to advise that they have the option to re-book an alternative holiday or cancel and receive a full refund.

"The safety of our customers and crew is of paramount importance and we would like to reassure customers incidents like this are rare."

Flights with TUI from Dublin to Lapland have been running from December 8 to December 15.

Adult tickets start from €679 while child prices start from €589.

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