Passengers travelling out and in of Birmingham Airport have been hit with prolonged delays over the past week. The struggling airport has been plagued with big safety queues, flight and baggage delays as nicely as crowded check-in halls.
Some have even reported lacking their flights, or being ‘trapped’ on planes, as staff-cut BHX battles to sustain with buyer demand which has soared with the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. And whereas the airport is on a recruiting drive, a rush to get away over Easter might see delays worsen.
Birmingham colleges broke up for the tip of time period on Friday (April 8) and will not reopen for 2 weeks. This might imply chaotic scenes at BHX might but intensify as households search for enjoyable within the solar. Other UK airports, significantly Manchester, have confronted comparable issued to these skilled at BHX.
The airport is anticipating to welcome greater than 400,000 prospects over the Easter fortnight – with one of many most popular destinations being Dublin.
So, naturally, we determined to ship BirminghamLive reporter Harry Leach to the Irish capital on Monday morning (April 11). He might be stay running a blog his expertise as he makes his manner by means of BHX departures and safety – and back once more.
The flight is scheduled to take off (ought to the whole lot go easily) at 8.10am and return at 10.25pm. But will the journey go in accordance to plan? Or is BHX destined for an additional day of hellish delays and pandemonium?
Will Harry sail by means of and be trawling the terminal’s shops for an early breakfast, or will he be sweating it as he dashes to make his flight? Stick with us to discover out.
Join us as we try to fly out of BHX on the primary day of the Easter break.Follow stay updates from the airport in our weblog beneath.