Over 150 UK flights cancelled today
More than 150 UK flights have been cancelled today – as people struggle to get away ahead of the long weekend.
British Airways, Easyjet and Tui have all cut services as airports struggle to cope with a surge in demand and staff shortages after the pandemic.
The UK government’s blamed airlines and operators for overbooking tickets and not being prepared.
Huw Merriman chairs the Transport Select Committee.
“I don’t think it really helps when the government are blaming the industry. I think it’s a real challenge the industry had from the 17th of March to open up when they got confirmation of restriction-free travel, so they haven’t had the month to get on board.”