As celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend continue, so do problems at Bristol Airport as it experiences its busiest period since 2019.
Passengers described the visuals at the airport this morning as “horrific”, claiming that 21 flights were departing simultaneously, leading to “huge” queues.
Expressing their disappointment, many passengers have taken to social media to share their disappointment.
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One user said: “Pathetic …. this carnage this morning is entirely due to the oversupply of airport owners to schedule 21 flights in an hour from 05.55 onwards ….”
Another said: “Terrible experience this morning. Too many flights so close together.” One person felt sorry for the Bristol staff, saying: “Everyone seems so stressed out.”
It’s not just inside the terminal that has been considered chaotic, there are reports of large queues to exit the vehicle drop off zone and “a 200m queue to get into the terminal with your bags”.
But not everyone has had a bad experience this morning. Ava McGill said: “Fantastic Bristol airport, 3 a.m. Arrived at 6.30 a.m. for my flight. Bag left within 15 minutes of opening. 20 minutes to security along the fast track. Now sat down with a beer at Burger King. Happy Holidays. Too Much Social Media Bullying.”
A Bristol Airport spokesperson said: “About 120 flights are scheduled to take off from Bristol Airport today. Our morning hours have always been busy as travelers want to be the first to fly to get the most out of their journey.”
“We are working hard to meet post-Covid challenges, including recruiting and training more than 300 new associates, paying additional overtime and working our entire management team in frontline roles every week.
“During peak summer periods, customers are advised to contact the airline when their check-in/bag drop desk opens and arrive at the terminal at this time. Customers are advised to hurry Don’t come because check-in and security can’t happen. Open – adding to the crowd.”
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