THERE were scenes of chaos at Mallorca’s Palma airport over the Easter holiday weekend as Spanish border officials increased security checks.
Videos posted on social media showed thousands of passengers waiting to clear passport control with medics on hand to treat fainting passengers.
Recently tensions have increased between the UK and Spain over Gibraltar but the Foreign Office said that the delays were triggered by the dispute were unsubstantiated.
Mallorca airport is the third largest in Spain behind Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona and one of the busiest airports in Europe during the summer months and handles more than 20 million passengers per year.
— Sarah Nicole (@sarahnic1) 15 April 2017
— Ann-Marie Mallon (@AnnMarieMallon) 15 April 2017