European airports today are long queues and chaos. Sometimes passengers have to wait for passport control for 40-45 minutes.
The situation is tense in almost all European countries. The reason is called, as he writes www.err.ee, shortage of staff after the coronavirus pandemic. Against the backdrop of the lifting of restrictions, the volume of traffic is rapidly increasing, and there are simply not enough employees.
In addition, due to the crisis in Europe, the number of people wishing to fly in business class has significantly decreased, and passengers using the services of low-cost airlines have a lot of hand luggage. This slows down the screening process at airports.
Jan Olsson, an aviation expert, explained to Swedish broadcaster SVT that passenger traffic is recovering at a much faster rate than predicted. Last Thursday, the waiting time in queues for checking hand luggage and passport control at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm was at least 45 minutes.
At the airports of Amsterdam and Copenhagen the situation is similar. Passengers are even advised to arrive at the airport of departure early – 4 hours before departure.
Our publication previously reported that the launch direct flights between Boston and Athens by Delta Airlines, resumed after 25 years, took place on Friday, May 28. The flight will operate three times a week – on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.