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Easyjet bosses yesterday pointed the finger at Gatwick management for the Christmas Eve chaos that ensued at the airport during a power cut, according to reports.
The airport’s CEO, Stewart Wingate, was hauled in front of MPs on the transport select committee yesterday in London.
National newspapers reported that Wingate apologised for the airport’s poor performance, and admitted more should have been done to help stranded passengers.
Wingate claimed Met Office forecasts did not anticipate the level of rainfall and flooding, which triggered the loss of power, until it was too late to react.
But bosses at the low-cost carrier, which is the airport’s largest customer, said the situation was “exacerbated” because of a lack of communication and poorly resourced contingency processes.
For more on the select committee hearing click here to read the Guardian’s report.