TUI has backed down after warning passengers it would be suspending food and drink on several flights.
The airline announced the sudden change in its service on May 5, which meant it would no longer serve hot and cold meals or sandwiches due to staff shortages.
The changes, which also included snacks and drinks on shorter flights, were expected to affect 15 airports across the country, and the airline advised passengers to bring their own food.
This included those arriving from airports such as Birmingham, London Luton, Bristol and Manchester.
However, they have since confirmed that the situation has been “resolved” and that food and drink service will resume.
The TUI website states: “We can confirm that the issue has now been resolved and catering on board our flights has resumed as usual [today].
“We know how much our customers value the ability to purchase food and beverages on board and we thank them for their patience and understanding.”
Their statement previously said that “due to staff shortages at our catering supplier, hot and cold meals or sandwiches and a limited range of snacks and drinks will not be available on board Tui Airways short- and medium-haul flights in the coming days”.
They added that “customers may therefore wish to bring their own food and soft drinks on board (no alcohol allowed)”.
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Last month, TUI also updated its advice to passengers regarding their passport.
A number of holidaymakers have been caught at the airport after realizing their passports were not valid.
The travel company and airline informed customers that many non-EU countries require their passports to be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.
The email read: “It may be a while since you’ve holidayed abroad so we want to make sure you’re not having any problems with your passports.”
TUI also reminded holidaymakers that most European destinations require passports to be valid for three months from the date of departure.
In addition, all passports must not be more than 10 years old at the time of entry into a destination.
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