A COTTINGLEY woman is hoping to be on a rescue flight back from Peru this week after the Government announced it was sending more planes to fetch stranded Britons.

The 33-year-old has been stuck in the capital Lima for a week after the South American country went into lockdown.

It was announced on Friday that three more repatriation flights for British travellers have been chartered by the Foreign Office.

Becky said: "We are waiting patiently for confirmation of the next flights, but comms is very limited. Keeping an eye on Flight Radar for any Lima-bound flights leaving Heathrow - that's how we all found out that one was coming last time!

"First flight went back with the vulnerable on Wednesday, it seemed a bit messy as people only had an hour to confirm their seat by email (they were informed of their places by email too) and there were some people who weren't contacted but then told on the day that they should have been on the plane, so missed their flights!

"My Dad has just been contacted by the NHS too as he now has to isolate for 12 weeks so hoping I can get home as soon as possible to help them. My partner (who didn't travel with me) is stuck at home and feeling poorly with a persistent dry cough, so possible he has the virus!

"It's all a bit mad."

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: "The Foreign Office has chartered three more flights for British travellers in Peru - as well as domestic flights to help those in Cusco.

"We continue to work around the clock to help British travellers struggling to get back to the UK and thank the Peruvian government for all their support in making this happen.

"British nationals in urgent distress and who need immediate consular assistance can call +442070081500. This number is available 24/7."