Travel chaos latest updates: Thousands stranded abroad as Khan blames Brexit for flight chaos

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Tens of hundreds of Britons are stranded throughout airports throughout Europe after one more collection of flight cancellations because the half-term journey chaos reveals no indicators of abating.

Many households and {couples} have been because of return to the UK on Saturday however 100 flights have been cancelled as a result of ongoing points with workers shortages which have plagued airports for months.

Dozens of flights have already been cancellled on Sunday, with the most important concern at Gatwick the place Wizz Air, British Airways and easyJet have grounded flights.

The prolonged queues, mass cancellations and horrendous delays passengers confronted are the fault of Brexit, London mayor Sadiq Khan has mentioned.

He has known as on the federal government to chill out immigration guidelines and permit European staff who have been employed within the aviation trade earlier than Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic to return so as to plug the labour scarcity within the sector.

Nevertheless, transport minister Grant Shapps outright dismissed calls to open the door to extra “low cost” overseas staff in a bid to alleviate the strain on the aviation sector.

He accused journey bosses of “reducing too far” throughout the pandemic and mentioned it was as much as the sector to resolve the problems.

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Delays and prolonged queues at Bristol Airport

Holidaymakers have reported prolonged queues at Bristol Airport on Sunday morning. Plenty of passengers have taken to social media upset by the delays.

Joe Middleton5 June 2022 13:10

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Grant Shapps dismisses bringing in military to finish journey chaos

Transport minister Grant Shapps has mentioned he doesn’t anticipate calling within the military to assist with points at airports.

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary advised on Thursday that the armed forces could possibly be drafted into transport hubs for the subsequent three to 4 months to forestall journey issues. The Liberal Democrats additionally advised this might assist ease issues confronted by passengers.

Requested on BBC’s Sunday Morning programme if the military will probably be introduced in if issues don’t enhance over the subsequent few weeks, Mr Shapps mentioned: “The Military shouldn’t be a snap resolution to each downside. Secondly they’re being deployed in rising numbers to jap Europe, to the Baltics, in what’s a warfare state of affairs and that’s what the Military are principally there for.

“The airports and airways might want to kind out this downside. The Authorities will give them each help, however I don’t anticipate that may embody calling within the Military.”

Joe Middleton5 June 2022 12:50

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Brexit guilty for airports chaos, says Sadiq Khan

Brexit is guilty for the chaos in Britain’s airports which has seen a whole lot of flights cancelled and hundreds of individuals’s half-term journey plans disrupted, London mayor Sadiq Khan has mentioned.

Mr Khan known as on the federal government to chill out immigration guidelines to permit airport and airline staff who returned to their EU international locations of origin following Brexit to come back again to the UK to resolve staffing shortages.

However transport secretary Grant Shapps denied that the issues have been brought on by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and rejected requires aviation staff to be added to the listing of scarcity occupations with lighter controls on migrants.

Joe Middleton5 June 2022 12:41

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Tens of hundreds stranded in half-term flight cancellation chaos

Tens of hundreds of British travellers are stranded at airports throughout Europe by an estimated 200 flight cancellations over the weekend.

Greater than 100 flights to and from the UK have been cancelled on Saturday by a mix of workers scarcity and air-traffic management restrictions.

To this point right this moment dozens extra have been grounded, primarily by easyJet. A lot of these stranded are households hoping to return dwelling after half-term holidays.

Our journey correspondent Simon Calder has the most recent.

Joe Middleton5 June 2022 12:39

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Welcome

Good afternoon and welcome to The Impartial’s journey weblog bringing you the most recent information of the continued chaos at airports round Europe as tens of hundreds of Britons battle to get dwelling.

Joe Middleton5 June 2022 12:36

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