Liverpool John Lennon Airport is being praised by holiday-goers whilst airports in London and Manchester remain in chaos following multiple flight cancellations and delays due to staff shortages.
Both EasyJet and British Airways have been forced to cancel flights this Easter Holiday, resulting in hundreds of passengers being left in limbo.
Images of hundreds of people queuing at both airports have surfaced online. Staff shortages are blamed for the delays in baggage drop off and security checks.
Severe delays through security at @manairport with passengers waiting for several hours in extremely small spaces increasing the risk of a security breach and the potential spread of #COVID19. #ManchesterAirport #UKTravel pic.twitter.com/z5X8cTrcfX
— Sanjay d'Humières (@RTCX_io) (@sanjaydhumieres) April 3, 2022
Meanwhile, passengers at Liverpool John Lennon have taken to social media to praise their check-in experience.
“#Liverpoolairport security is a friendly, efficient and effective operation. A joy compared to @manairport which is a shambles. But don’t tell everybody or it might become overloaded!” Tweeted one holiday-goer.
Another passenger said: “@LPL_Airport through security in 2 minutes!! How you run an airport amazing #manchesterairport could learn easily from this.”
— Fionaso09 (@SouthworthFiona) April 5, 2022
— kirstie pelling (@kirstie_pelling) April 5, 2022
So far, only ten EasyJet flights have been cancelled from Liverpool John Lennon, compared to over 100 cancellations in London.
A spokesperson for EasyJet said: “As a result of the current high rates of COVID infections across Europe. Like all businesses easyJet is experiencing higher than usual levels of employee sickness.
“We have taken action to mitigate this through the rostering of additional standby crew, however, with the current levels of sickness we have also decided to make some cancellations in advance. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to customers on affected flights.
“Customers have been contacted and provided with their options which include rebooking onto an alternative flight or receiving a voucher or full refund.”
Passengers flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport are still encouraged to arrive at least two hours before their flight to allow plenty of time to check in and pass through security.