Ryanair CEO has warned Brits should expect the travel chaos to continue for months.
Canceled flights, long queues and delays at the border have created chaos for families hoping for a long-overdue holiday abroad.
Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said when asked if the UK will continue to face months of airline problems Wales Online: “I think so.”
He added: “I think some of the airlines are struggling, some of the handling companies, some of the airports are struggling, but again that applies to the economy as a whole.
“We saw truck driver shortages and supply chain disruptions late last year, but I think companies could have been better prepared.”
He added that “stopping and restarting an airline is difficult […] is a difficult thing,” but said Ryanair was in a “good position” for the summer.
airlines incl easyJet and British Airways have canceled thousands of flights in recent weeks citing a staff shortage caused by Covid.
BA reduced its flight schedule earlier this month, which will last until May, to avoid last-minute flight cancellations.
and long queues at the airport continue to plague holidaymakers across the UK, particularly at Manchester Airport.
And yesterday, dozens of passengers were seen in long lines Heathrow Airport as holidaymakers attempted to check in for their Easter flights.
In Birmingham, holidaymakers have had to wait in “long-long fast lane” queues to get through security during the travel chaos.
A spokesman said: “Passengers should check with their airlines as some open bags are checked in the day before early morning flights.”
and TUI passengers will be informed drop off their bags at the airport the night before their flight to avoid the long queues.
It’s not just the airports – thousands of passengers have been disrupted by the holiday P&O Ferries Cancellations after all services have ceased this weekend.
And to top it off, many families have had to cancel their vacation major delays in passport renewalwhere many have waited longer than the recommended 10 weeks.
It all comes as Britons heading for the Easter weekend have been told not to travel today to skip the nightmare traffic jam.
A whopping 27.6 million cars will take to the streets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the biggest spring outing since 2019.
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