School HELL-idays: Airports are thrown into chaos AGAIN as long queues swamp terminals – as millions of Australians prepare to board flights during break
Australia’s airports have been thrown into chaos again with long queues at terminals as millions prepare to board flights for the school holidays.
Shocking scenes from Melbourne Airport show passengers waiting in huge lines on the first Saturday of the break, after many started arriving from 6am.
More than four million travellers are expected to fly during the school holidays, with airline staff telling passengers to arrive up to 90 minutes early.
Melbourne Airport is expecting more than 2.1 million people to pass through its terminals, while Sydney Airport is predicting similar numbers between June 24 and July 17.
Travellers have previously been warned to expect long queues, delayed flights and lost baggage.
Airports have complained of staff shortages after thousands were laid off during the pandemic.
Huge queues have already formed at Melbourne Airport as Australians try to get away for the school holidays