All set for the great getaway

More than 750,000 passengers will jet off from Heathrow and Gatwick airports this weekend for the big summer getaway.

Summer getaway airport crowds

Queues at airport
Queues build at Gatwick airport Credit: ITV Meridian

Crowds are gathering at Gatwick airport ahead of the great British Summer getaway.

It is expected that hundreds of thousands of families will head off on their holidays now the school year has finished.

Crowds at airport
Gatwick airport gets busy as summer season starts Credit: ITV Meridian