Despite the ongoing travel chaos, Simon said that the majority of passengers will still get away on holiday.

He said: “It’s a mess but having said that the vast majority of us are going to get to our destination.

“You might have delays.”

He said he had spoken to people who had waited five hours for their flight at the airport.

Simon added: “It’s miserable but you will get away, you will get back. Hopefully by September, the aviation industry will have sorted itself out.”

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