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Manchester Airport issues: have you experienced long queues? Here are passengers’ views

Have you experienced long queues at Manchester Airport? We asked the people of Manchester for their travel experiences after many passengers vented their frustration at recent delays.

Manchester Airport said staff shortages had left them struggling recently as the demand for international travel increases.

Hundreds of travellers have been left waiting outside due to long queues for security on certain days in March, with some even missing their flight.

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The problem initially started on Wednesday 16 March into Thursday, with the airport blaming high traveller numbers and an unusually large number of bags which did not comply with security rules.

They have also apologised and explained a major recruitment drive is underway to help staff levels recover from the impact of the pandemic on travel.

We’ve been on the streets of Manchester to hear whether locals have experienced similar issues at the airport.

And check out our airport guide for the latest travel advice.