BIRMINGHAM (dpa-AFX) – At the airports in the English cities of Birmingham and Manchester, passengers sometimes had to wait for hours in front of security checks on Monday. Those waiting described the situation on Twitter, among other things, as “absolute chaos”.
The airport in Birmingham explained the situation with staff shortages and a high rush after the remaining Corona travel restrictions were lifted. More than 40 percent of the workforce would have had to be laid off during the pandemic. Last November, a hiring offensive was started again. According to the PA news agency, a number of these new workers are still awaiting necessary security clearances.
There have also been very long queues at London airports such as Heathrow or Stansted in recent weeks. Airlines such as British Airways
According to PA, British Transport Minister Grant Shapps wants to introduce a new regulation that would allow young professionals in aviation to start their training without having to wait for all safety clearances./swe/DP/ngu