Friday, April 13, 2012

British Airports 'could be paralysed by Olympic influx'

Planes full of passengers could be ‘left on runways’ as airports struggle to cope during the Olympic Games, senior MPs have warned.

The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee said London Heathrow could become gridlocked, with planes forced to circle the airport and tourists made to queue at passport control for several hours.

In a leaked letter to Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, MPs claim cuts to UK Border Agency staff and poor contingency plans could be a recipe for disaster during the London 2012 Games.

Read more: Mail Online  


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