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Not just UK! Calder says Germany, France and Holland in trouble over flight cancellations

Chris Woodroofe has revealed that this summer season travellers can’t anticipate the identical expertise they’d pre-pandemic. Journey knowledgeable Simon Calder spoke to BBC Breakfast about what this implies for holidaymakers in Europe.

Chris Woodroofe assured the BBC that Manchester Airport has made an “huge effort” to “throw every part on the recruitment course of”.

He instructed flyers that the state of affairs was bettering – “however we’re not there but”.

Consequently, this summer season’s holidaymakers can’t anticipate a pre-pandemic expertise.

“Passengers will not have the identical expertise as they did in 2019.

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“However my precedence is to get them on their method so they really get to have these holidays.”

Simon Calder weighed in on this summer season’s journey state of affairs.

He stated: “Actually attention-grabbing. Talking to BBC North West Tonight Chris Woodroofe stated that successfully, ‘you aren’t going to have pretty much as good an expertise this summer season as you probably did in 2019 earlier than the pandemic’.”

Simon added: “Merely, the airport is overstretched.”

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Nonetheless, he assured: “However the overwhelming majority are going to get the place they should be.”

However it isn’t simply the UK that’s dealing with excessive airport chaos.

Simon stated: “Covid has come again to hang-out us because the BBC has reported, tons extra circumstances of Covid and that’s now hitting employees numbers not simply within the UK however Lufthansa making a great deal of cancellations in Germany and to and from the UK as a result of so lots of their employees are calling in sick.

He additionally spoke about some issues in Holland, referencing his daughter whose inbound flight was cancelled leaving her in Amsterdam for an additional two days.

Specific.co.uk has contacted Gatwick Airport, Manchester Airport, Heathrow Airport, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and Air France for remark.

British Airways instructed Specific.co.uk: “We took pre-emptive motion earlier this yr to scale back our summer season schedule to supply prospects with as a lot discover as attainable about any adjustments to their journey plans.

As your entire aviation trade continues to face into essentially the most difficult interval in its historical past, regrettably it has grow to be essential to make some additional reductions. We’re in contact with prospects to apologise and provide to rebook them or situation a full refund.”


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