Chaos reigned supreme at Stansted airport on Monday night, as around 40 planes landed and offloaded 5,000 passengers – rapidly overwhelming passport control. Stansted operators have said that this was an expected number of arrivals and that the failing is down to Home Office staffing levels.
From the Telegraph –
Chaos at Stansted as 5,000 passengers queue for passport control
Images of the waiting crowds were shared on social media, with a number of travellers taking to Twitter to complain that the snaking lines forced them to miss their train into London or had spoiled the end of their holiday.
It is believed some 40 planes landed at the north-east London airport in two hours between 10pm and midnight. A spokesperson for Stansted said that passenger numbers were “in line with expectations and forcecasts” for a Monday night and that immigration was an issue for the Home Office.
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