Possible Easter weekend delays at UK airports for returning passengers

Airport Operators Association Chief Executive, Darren Caplan, said:

“There has been a high level of coverage in the media about possible delays at airports over Easter weekend, following a letter from 11 airlines to the Home Secretary warning of gridlock due to border staff shortages.

“UK airports will do everything they can to ensure that passengers are not disrupted this weekend. Airports will be working closely with the UK Border Agency, which is ultimately responsible for ensuring our borders via air travel are secure. We welcome Head of UK Border Force Brian Moore’s assurances that all airports will be properly and sufficiently manned over Easter, one of the busiest weekends of the year.

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