Amid chaotic scenes at London Heathrow today after the airport forced the last-minute cancellation of 30 flights from this morning’s schedule as it revealed it couldn’t cope with the expected level of passenger numbers (some 1,200 flights were scheduled to leave throughout the day), the UK Government has revealed a 22-point plan to support the aviation industry to tackle such disruption throughout the summer season. The plan (detailed below) includes support for recruiting and training more staff, ensuring the delivery of a realistic summer schedule, minimising disruption, and supporting passengers when delays and cancellations are unavoidable. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps

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