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  1. Meridian

"Business as usual" say Gatwick Airport following last weekend's baggage reclaim problems

Gatwick Airport say it's "business as usual" after extra staff were brought into deal with potential problems with baggage reclaim.

Hundreds of people were left waiting hours for their bags because of staff shortages last weekend. Baggage handling company Swissport has drafted in 40 extra workers to help cope with the demand and has apologised for the difficulties.

  1. National

'Business as usual' at Gatwick despite baggage fears

Staff at Gatwick Airport have said it is "business as usual" today despite fears over potential delays at baggage reclaim.

Passengers have so far avoided long delays in picking up their baggage at Gatwick. Credit: PA Wire

Extra workers had been drafted in as part of a contingency plan to avoid last weekend's disruption where passengers faced long delays to pick up their luggage.

"The average wait time in the hall this morning so far has been 30 minutes, which is no different to most other weekends," a Gatwick spokesman said.

"Going into the weekend we are not expecting any issues but we have put extra staff in place."

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