A WOMAN whose brother and sister have been left stranded in Fuerteventura after Ryanair cancelled their flights home twice is urging the company to get them home safe.

Sharon Reynold's brother Terry Martin, 60, who has type two diabetes and sister-in-law Maureen Martin 55, from Runcorn, Murdishaw, took a flight on Saturday, March 14 and were due to return home on Friday only to be told their flights were cancelled.

She said: "My brother and sister-in-law are stranded in Fuerteventura. After sitting on the tarmac for four hours before taking off. Then taking off after the Spanish lockdown was announced to them without informing passengers."

She added that when they arrived all the and pubs restaurants had shut down, they were not allowed onto the beach and were only allowed out one at a time.

She continued: "Ryanair have cancelled their return flight. But only yesterday took money off them to book a new flight on the 31 only to be told today that this is also cancelled.

"My brother is diabetic. He had medication for his holiday period which will run out on the 28th.

"Ryanair is just ringing out. No updates. They have no idea how to get them home.

"They are fortunate they are in an apartment but the hotel is due to shut tomorrow."

When contacted Ryanair Press Office issued a statement saying: "Due to the Covid 19, we are currently dealing with customer-focused communications."

On their twitter feed the flight company said as a result of the virus they would be operating a severely reduced schedule from Wednesday and that all customers wanting to return home should avail of the free flight.

However, Sharon has said her brother and his wife never received any emails nor a refund and that when they tried to book for this slot it has been cancelled leaving the next available flight home not until Sunday 3rd May.