Thousands of travellers flew off on their Easter holidays from Birmingham Airport this morning (11 April).
With all Covid restrictions now lifted, people booked flights to enjoy a break this April, but it’s been far from straightforward, with many travellers up and down the country reporting long queues and waiting times over the last week.
Low staff numbers due to the pandemic, combined with a rise in passengers, has caused issues in Birmingham as well as many airports across the country in recent days.
Birmingham Airport passengers have shared photos on social media showing long queues as they attempt to fly off for a holiday, with some complaints over the last week as well as this morning (11 April) about waiting times.
Fortunately, the situation in Birmingham has been improving, and some travellers have also praised the service and said they have had no problems today.
The airport is deploying colleagues in support roles to provide extra help to customers over the next week, including reminders on making sure hand luggage is compliant before they go into the security check zone.
Birmingham Airport said wait times for security this morning (Monday 11 April) ranged from 15 to 25 minutes.
On average 28,000 customers a day are expected to go through Birmingham Airport over the Easter fortnight.
But where exactly are they going?
With the Easter holidays now upon us, we’ve had a look at the most popular Easter holiday destinations this year.
Top 10 destinations from Birmingham
Here are the top 10 passenger holiday destinations from Birmingham Airport this Easter:
- Palma de Mallorca
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