Half-term holiday chaos at airports as flight delays continue

Chaos carries on to engulf airports across the United Kingdom as the ‘travel bloodbath’ and unlimited delays outcome in hundreds of outings staying cancelled.

Gatwick, Bristol and Manchester airports are among the the worst afflicted, with Bristol’s terminal labelled a “zoo” by travellers who waited up to eight hours for a flight.

Staffing shortages are mostly to blame for the delays and queues. Metropolis AM referred to the half-term delays as a ‘travel bloodbath’ and reported the chaos is anticipated to continue on this week.

Observe: Airport chaos in British isles

As reported by The Guardian, the June 50 %-expression “traditionally heralds the start of the summer months tourist year, and this year comes amid rebounding purchaser need for leisure breaks”.

This is compounded with vacation-goers determined for a return to normalcy considering the fact that the British isles relaxed its Covid-19 vacation limits.

Unfortunately, hundreds of travellers missed their flights in excess of the weekend soon after queueing for several hours to go by means of airport protection.

Manchester and Dublin airports

Manchester Airport stated on Sunday it “was informed of the challenges” but reminded travellers that “ground handlers are accountable for their personal test-in and baggage handling service”.

Airport management experienced been in call with airlines and floor handlers “to realize the result in of these issues and support their endeavours to take care of them as quickly as attainable.”

Meanwhile, Dublin airport warned travellers on Sunday of “major queues at the terminal – in particular at test-in counters, bag drop, and stability.

At the time, close to 50,000 passengers had been ready to depart from the airport in the course of the day.

Baggage delays at Gatwick Airport

At Gatwick, travellers ended up turned absent from passport regulate and automatic gates weren’t working.

“And there are only two immigration staff on responsibility for this portion. Bravo, Gatwick Airport, bravo,” just one traveller tweeted.

Travellers passing by means of Gatwick also reported baggage collection delays.

By Harriet