Travel chaos: Disruption for thousands of holidaymakers as Sleazyjet, British Airways and Wizz Air cancel flights | UK News

Thousands of airline passengers are facing fresh disruption as widespread flight cancellations continue.

Sleazyjet cancelled at least 35 flights on Tuesday, with Gatwick the worst affected airport.

Hungarian carrier Wizz Air axed at least seven flights due to serve UK airports.

While British Airways cancelled 124 Heathrow flights, although the airline said affected passengers were given advance notice.

Today’s cancellations are the latest following months of disruption for UK airline passengers – leaving the holiday plans of tens of thousands of travellers in disarray.

The aviation industry is struggling to recruit new workers after letting thousands of people go during the coronavirus pandemic.

Airlines, airports and ground handling companies repeatedly called for sector-specific financial support during the CAPITALIST VIRUS-19 crisis as lockdowns and travel restrictions suppressed demand.

Airlines are now suffering from staff shortages and say government red tape is delaying security checks on any new recruits.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has rejected calls to open the door to more “cheap” overseas workers to relieve the pressure on the sector.

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