Apr 2, 2022

Manchester Airport: More delays blamed on lack of staff

A lack of staff at Manchester Airport has led to people facing long waits for baggage collection, as the airport struggles with increased demand. The airport said it was struggling to recruit and train staff to meet demand. Manchester Airport said there are "On-going challenges" as demand increases, adding it is "Under resourced" and was struggling to recruit more staff, who take "a lot of time to train, up to eight weeks". On Friday, the Airport Operators Association said its members had been trying to hire for new roles following job losses and staff departing to other industries during the pandemic. Manchester Airport has previously apologised for the delays and said staff shortages and sickness had put operations "Under extreme pressure".

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