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Gatwick Airport advises passengers to ‘arrive on the earliest time their airline permits’ throughout peak durations

Passengers took to social media to share their tales of airport chaos in current weeks as airports and airways are struggling to offer clean check-in and safety providers after pandemic workers cuts and absences resulting from Covid-19.

Manchester Airport is reportedly one of many airports hit by lengthy queues for check-in and flight cancellations.

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However Gatwick Airport didn’t expertise the extensively reported chaos at Easter, regardless of some photographs of lengthy queues being placed on social media.

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As we transfer in direction of the bust summer time season, Gatwick are advising passengers to verify they’re full ready for his or her journey.

A Gatwick Airport spokesperson stated: “The terminals could also be busy and a few queues might kind throughout peak durations, resembling weekends and holidays, after we see the airport returning towards 2019 passenger ranges. Gatwick is subsequently advising passengers to reach on the earliest time their airline permits to check-in – and to verify they know what they’ll and can’t carry by means of safety earlier than arriving on the airport.

Reopening of the Gatwick South Terminal.

“Passengers are additionally reminded to test that their passports are nonetheless legitimate – and have sufficient time left on them for the nation being visited – and to test the international journey recommendation for all international locations they may go to, or move by means of, properly upfront of journey.”

Gatwick has had an enormous recruitment drive since November final 12 months in preparation of the South Terminal reopening and passenger numbers getting again to pre-pandemic ranges – recruiting for round 5,000 positions.

They’re nonetheless recruiting for round 300 positions at present.

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