10 major UK airports hardest hit by Heathrow to Manchester flight cancellations

Worst-hit UK airports for flight cancellations and delays as Britons traveling for the Easter holidays continue to face long queues and travel chaos due to the impact of Covid

Passengers wait for security in the departures area of ​​Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport
The shortage of staff at the airport is cited as one of the reasons for persistent delays

Heathrow Airport has been hardest hit by flight cancellations this week as it faces ongoing staff shortages Five main reasons for travel chaos for Brits going on the Easter holidays.

The news comes that both easyJet and British Airways have been forced to cancel hundreds of flights over the last week, with easyJet blaming staff shortages due to Covid for the cancellations.

According to new data from aeronautical analysis firm Cirium, 382 flights have been canceled in London over the past seven days, with a further 505 flights delayed by at least an hour.

Gatwick was the second worst hit airport with 157 flights cancelled, followed by Luton which was hit by 39 cancellations.

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While passengers at Manchester Airport faced long queues and delays at security checkpoints – some travelers said they waited four hours – the airport was only fourth in the rankings with 36 cancellations and 169 flights delayed by more than an hour ranking. (You can check out the full top 10 below).

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At the weekend there were disruptions that led to this 1,143 flights are canceled within a week according to Cirium – a 480% increase compared to the same period before the pandemic.

That contained easyJet cancels over 200 flights and British Airways, which is facing a spate of cancellations, with the disruption expected to last throughout the week.

Passengers faced long queues and delays at Manchester Airport


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Paul Charles, CEO of travel consultancy The PC Agency, commented: “This is a staggering number of flight cancellations caused by a cocktail of understaffing and Covid-induced staff shortages. Airlines certainly see high demand for flights but are simply unable to meet that demand due to a lack of resources. This is a nightmare situation for airlines and airports right now.”

Due to the disruption, passengers are being asked arrive at the airport at the earliest possible time to account for delays, while unions have warned the disruption could last for months and staffing issues are unlikely to be resolved in the short term.

Top 10 UK airports hit hardest by flight cancellations

  1. London Heathrow Airport
  2. London Gatwick Airport
  3. London Luton Airport
  4. Manchester Airport
  5. Edinburgh Airport
  6. Glasgow International Airport
  7. Bristol Airport
  8. Aberdeen International Airport
  9. Belfast International Airport
  10. London City Airport

Learn more at cirium.com.

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