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Passenger delays expected at Gatwick Airport during summer period

It may well be a summer of unhappy airport customers for the Gatwick Airport Easirent Car Hire branch if the baggage issues do not get resolved. 

Gatwick Airport is warning passengers there could well be long delays waiting for luggage as staff shortages are currently being faced by the company who runs baggage handling. Union leaders are warning of further delays if Swissport do not do more to address these issues.

This is not ideal for Gatwick Airport as it is the start of the school summer holiday season, meaning there will be a greater swell of passengers.

Peter Raven, Gatwick branch secretary for GMB, said “Our members were all saying they have been struggling with the workload and working through their breaks, which isn’t acceptable when they are working long shifts or 12 hours or so.”

Colin Higgins, a spokesman for Swissport, said “We did experience a few difficulties over the weekend as we were particularly down on staff but we have appointed new staff and are continuing to do so.”