LIVE: Travel Chaos Ensues at Lisbon Airport With Mass Delays

LONDONAviationSource is live on the ground at Lisbon Airport as mass delays are causing chaos at the airport. Writer Joris Wendt is on the ground there.

Joris was due to fly out of Lisbon at 1650 local time yesterday to Madeira. The flight initially had a one-hour delay, and he sat in the aircraft for another hour before being deplaned.

He was then told departure time was moved to 2100 local time before the flight was canceled and rebooked for Monday, and was sent to his hotel without his bags or any further information at 2300 local time.

However, after discussions with staff, he is on a standby list to depart Lisbon at 1325 local time today, with no guarantees he will be departing.

Joris has documented his experience via video and photo, with there being significant queues across most of the check-in desks, as well as the departure board which shows massive delays.

This is a developing story. Updates to follow soon!

UPDATE #1 @ 11:03am BST – Below you can see a photo of the passenger flow post-security at the airport.

UPDATE #2 @ 11:09am BST – There are queues everywhere. Even for the airport lounges, which can be imagined that the airlines may have given complimentary access due to the disruption.

UPDATE #3 @ 11:10am BST – Passengers are seen sleeping everywhere around the airport whilst they wait for their heavily delayed flights.

UPDATE #4 @ 11:21am – Joris has spoken to a few passengers whilst he is waiting for the outcome of his flight to Madeira.

One guy who is flying out on Air Canada has only had a flight delay of one hour so far, but his wife was due to head to London but her flight was canceled without any information why.

Another couple, who are bound for Frankfurt have said that their flight has been delayed until 1410 local time.

UPDATE #5 @ 11:24am – Joris has had confirmation that he will be able to board the flight to Madeira at 1325 local time. He has been downgraded in order to make the flight.

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