This summer Gatwick Airport is drastically cutting flights due to the acute staff shortages. Between now and September 4,000 services will be lost.
The aim is a “more reliable and better standard of service”, airport officials say, but it will impact as many as 800,000 holidaymakers. (BTN is due to fly from Copenhagen to Gatwick 17 July. A report will follow whatever happens.)
“We have now successfully recruited 400 new colleagues to help us process passengers quickly through security this summer”, said Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport.
“We are also working closely with our airlines to avoid disruption to passengers this summer, and while more newly recruited staff will start work in coming weeks, we know it will be a busy summer”.