According to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, airlines and operators have "seriously oversold flights and holidays" in comparison to their capacity to deliver. He said it was upsetting to see people experiencing greater inconvenience at airports, with vacations canceled and plans thrown into turmoil. Several airlines have canceled flights, causing travel problems for passengers ahead of the Jubilee weekend. Over the following several days, up to two million individuals are expected to fly.
Mr. Shapps stated that the government has made it plain that it was up to sector leaders to address travel disruption, which he said was observed again around Easter. The transportation secretary said he'll meet with airports, airlines, and ground handlers to figure out what went wrong and how they plan to end the current wave of cancellations and delays.
He went on to say that now it's up to airports, airlines, and ground handlers to ensure that everyone's well-deserved vacations can go place without the enormous inconvenience observed in recent days.
Despite regulatory warnings, airlines and travel agencies grossly oversold flights and vacations in comparison to their capacity to deliver. This must not happen again, and all measures should be made to ensure that it does not happen again this summer, which will be the first since the COVID-19 departure.
Passengers are suffering continuous disruptions ahead of the bank holiday weekend, with Tui confirming that it will cancel six flights each day until the end of June, affecting about 34,000 passengers.