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Grant Shapps has unveiled a 22-point plan designed to tackle flight disruption this summer as the Government tries to avoid a repeat of the chaos seen at airports during the Easter and Jubilee holidays.

The Transport Secretary told MPs there is “no excuse for widespread disruption” and holidaymakers “deserve certainty”.

He said: “We appreciate the airports are busy as they recover, but the very last thing we want to see repeated are the scenes that we saw at Easter and half term.

“So, let me stress, there is absolutely no excuse for further widespread disruption. It’s now more than 100 days since we announced easing of travel restrictions, but to further support the industry as it prepares for the summer, today I’m announcing a 22-point plan with a written ministerial statement to this House to help recruit, retain staff, improve resilience, so that passenger disruption this summer is minimised.

“And to make sure that if delays do unfortunately occur, travellers get properly compensated.”

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