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CHAOTIC scenes at UK airports will last for the entire summer, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has warned.

Holiday-makers have been told to avoid flying on certain days amid turmoil in the travel industry.

Kids have been forced to sleep on terminal floors, while some families were left in tears after their hols were axed after they arrived to fly.

And Brits hoping the situation will improve in time for the summer break should brace themselves for a "less than satisfactory experience", Mr O'Leary has now said.

He told Sky News: “This problem is going to continue, particularly at airports like Gatwick and Heathrow, right throughout the summer.

"It will be worse at weekends and better during the week.”

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He said around 99 per cent of Ryanair flights are taking off as planned – and Stansted customers are having the easiest time of it.

However, it'll be a "struggle through the summer", with no clear end in sight, he admitted.

Around 40 per cent of Ryanair flights were delayed last weekend by air traffic control issues and baggage handling delays.

Mr O'Leary blamed a staffing crisis for the issues.

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“There are hundreds of thousands of jobs in the UK that frankly British workers don’t want to do," he said.

"These problems will not be resolved until we start allowing people in to do the jobs.”

Issues have persisted for weeks, with thousands of people facing huge disruption to longed-for trips.

Last week, a pilot was seen stepping out of the cabin of a delayed plane to help put travellers' bags on the service from Edinburgh to Edelweiss.

Elsewhere, dramatic photos show hundreds of bags dumped at Heathrow's Terminal 2 as exhausted tourists were told to head home without their belongings.

This problem is going to continue, particularly at airports like Gatwick and Heathrow, right throughout the summer

Misery at the UK's busiest airport will likely persist for weeks to come after bosses cut passenger capacity by a third until July.

They say it's necessary to stem the flow of people passing through its terminals.

And without putting measures in place, the airport's buildings will not be safe, chiefs warn.

Huge queues also built at Stansted over the weekend, with passengers forced to sleep on floors overnight as flights were delayed by more than six hours.

Gatwick Airport announced it would cancel 4,000 flights this summer.

Daily flights will be capped at 825 in July and 850 in August – compared to 900 a day during the same period in previous years.


It means an estimated 80,000 people will have their summer plans ruined.

Easyjet and British Airways are among the companies to axe many short-haul flights from the hub.

The disarray led to tragedy last week, when a disabled man left waiting on a plane fell to his death in Gatwick’s North Terminal.

Meanwhile, Manchester Airport urged passengers to arrive even earlier following disruption and long security queues.

And despite Mr O'Leary's confidence in his company, there'll be Ryanair strikes this weekend.

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