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Irish Holidaymakers Share Photos Of "Disgusting Scenes" Amid Queue Chaos At Faro Airport

By Megan Cassidy

May 7, 2018 at 1:04pm


Irish holidaymakers have shared appalling photos from Faro airport this weekend, with hundreds of people left queueing for hours at passport control with no air conditioning. 

Radio and TV presenter Brenda Donohoe told, "There was no organisation, everyone was on top of each other... it took about an hour to get down the stairs." 

She went on: "There was a woman beside me who was seven months pregnant and another woman who was quite elderly, and the heat in the place was giving her a bad migraine.

"It was really dangerous and it could have led to a very volatile situation. I was surprised at how controlled the crowd was. There was no security, no air conditioning and no explanation. There was only one guy checking passports."

According to the publication, Aer Lingus delayed their Dublin flight until all passengers were on board.

Just last year, expansion at the Portugal airport saw terminal capacity increase from 2400 to 3000 people per hour. 

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