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'Business as usual' at Gatwick Airport despite baggage fears

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

Gatwick Airport is bringing in its own staff to help with the luggage crisis amid fears there could be further travel chaos this weekend.

Staff shortages affecting baggage-handling company Swissport led to some passengers at the West Sussex airport having to leave without their luggage last weekend.

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Gatwick to use own staff to help with baggage handling

Gatwick Airport is to use its own staff to help with baggage handling in a bid to prevent another weekend of disruption.

Gatwick Airport has drafted in extra staff to cope with the backlog. Credit: PA

Staff shortages at baggage handlers Swissport caused chaotic scenes at the west Sussex airport last weekend, as passengers faced long delays to reclaim their bags.

Gatwick criticised the the company for "failing to meet standards".

Swissport has drafted in 40 extra staff following last week's problems amid criticism for reportedly using staff on zero-hours contracts.

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