Extra staff tackle Gatwick baggage delays

  • 30 June 2014
  • From the section Sussex
Passengers waiting at Gatwick
Image caption Passengers faced delays of up to 90 minutes to reclaim their baggage

Extra staff have been brought in to tackle delays for passengers reclaiming their baggage at Gatwick Airport.

It comes after passengers faced waits of more than two hours in collecting their belongings over the weekend.

The airport has apologised, blaming a shortage of staff at Swissport, one of the three baggage handling companies working at Gatwick.

It said the company's licence required it to deliver bags from each flight "within 55 minutes".

Swissport has yet to comment.

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