‘I’ve never seen it this bad’: Nightmare queues return to Manchester Airport

Passengers flying out of Manchester Airport this morning have reported lengthy queues and delays, with one buyer saying they missed their flight consequently.

Prospects took to social media to vent concerning the gradual progress getting by means of the northern hub, which has been tormented by delays in latest months, with a number of travellers claiming they’d “by no means seen it this unhealthy”.

“Anybody travelling out of Manchester Airport within the close to future, go away your self PLENTY of time! The queues are hours lengthy (and I imply hours) and individuals are lacking flights! By no means seen something prefer it since I began travelling,” wrote YouTuber Simon Wilson on Twitter final night time.

“As an everyday flyer I’ve by no means seen it this unhealthy. Really feel sorry for the overworked workers who clearly simply don’t have the numbers to deal with the passenger load in the mean time. Give your self loads of time to get by means of safety for those who’re flying anytime quickly,” agreed Ben Leather-based on Monday.

Twitter person Rachael A wrote that her sister had missed an easyJet flight because of the delays, saying: “Absolute shame my sister is in tears after lacking her flight due to safety. Begged safety workers to quick observe her by means of as gate was closing. Nobody cares. Shame!”

In the meantime, Andy W posted a photograph of safety queues going “by means of the airport, out the door and midway by means of the automobile park”.

Arthur Jones stated he had waited three hours at safety in Terminal 3, solely to seek out 60 folks nonetheless standing on the gate for his Ryanair flight.

Some additionally reported prolonged waits for baggage on the airport’s Terminal 1.

“Manchester airport administration you’re a joke! What the hell is occurring, ready for baggage at T1? What the hell is unsuitable with this nation, we’re miles behind the remainder of the world!” wrote Twitter person @Kat&MS.

Following mega-queues in March and April, the airport has warned passengers to reach three hours early for flights and have objects resembling laptops and liquids able to separate on the safety scanners.

A press release from Manchester Airport Group stated: “The airport is continuous to advise prospects to reach three hours earlier than their flights, and to make sure they’re up-to-speed with the newest guidelines about what may be carried in hand baggage.

“On the similar time, the airport can also be asking passengers to not arrive sooner than this as a result of it may possibly result in additional queues, and check-in and safety amenities is probably not open.”

Ian Costigan, interim managing director of Manchester Airport, added: “We wish to guarantee that prospects get away on their travels, so everybody at Manchester Airport is concentrated on bringing within the additional assets we have to proceed working our full flight schedule.

“As we proceed to get well, we’re reminding prospects to reach on the airport three hours earlier than their flight and to make sure they’re acquainted with all safety guidelines. Whereas nearly all of folks will get by means of safety in lower than half-hour, prospects want to permit time for check-in and the likelihood that safety queues could also be longer at peak instances.”

The airport’s former managing director, Karen Sensible, resigned in March amid prolonged delays at each safety and baggage declare.

The Unbiased has approached Manchester Airport Group for remark.

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