European air transport is reaching the tipping point. With strikes in many countries, delays and cancellations, our holiday abroad could go up in smoke. Even in this unfortunate situation, there are solutions. Continue reading our article to know more about easier air travel in Hungary.
Forbes Hungary commented on the issue, stating that the chaos was due to the lack of workforce. It is clear that due to the pandemic, airlines and airports had to lay off many of their staff. This is contrasted with the happenings of today. Since spring, there has been an unexpectedly high number of passengers travelling around the continent. This number is only expected to grow higher day by day. Airlines and airports are now clambering to restaff their services, with little to no avail. These staff shortages are happening at crucial times.
At Ferihegy, everything is under control so far. Staff is at the ready, and there have been no disruptions on the departure side. Security checks are speedy with very short waiting times. In Debrecen and Hévíz, there is also staff on duty when a flight is departing.
Even though Hungary is managing in these harsh times, we must take precautions. While the following points are not foolproof, they might make your next flight a little easier.
Needless to say, all European airlines are struggling as of now. However, three airlines have cancelled most flights in the past week. HVG reports that Lufthansa is cancelling almost two thousand of their flights. The cancelled flights are mainly between Munich and Frankfurt. Following the German airline are Swiss EasyJet and British Airways in severity.
In Hungary, Ryanair and Wizz Air are holding up steadily, with little to no cancellations due to staff shortages.
Source: forbes.hu, hvg.hu