Gatwick glitch means flights leave airport without luggage

Management say they are working to forward bags as soon as possible

Gatwick glitch means flights leave airport without luggage

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An issue at Gatwick Airport in London has meant some flights departed without all passengers baggage on-board.

The airport say the problem, which related to the baggage system at the airport, has been fixed.

In a statement, management said: "To ensure that everyone gets away on time, some flights are departing without all bags.

"Bags will be forwarded to passengers as soon as possible at their destination.

"We'd like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to your journey today."

The airport says it is working to clear a backlog in the system.

The airport flies 43 million passengers to 228 destinations in 74 countries every year.

It handled 3.8 million passengers in April, marking 50 months of consecutive growth.

Gatwick flies to more destinations than any other UK airport.