Hundreds of holidaymakers were reportedly left without their luggage after a failure at Gatwick saw them arrive at their destinations without their luggage.

A number of bags were not put on flights leaving the North Terminal over the weekend due to system problems.

A spokesman for the airport told the Daily Telegraph: “A small number of bags were not put on departing flights over the weekend due to an issue with the baggage system. The issue has since been rectified.

“Gatwick recognises the inconvenience that this issue has caused and would like to apologise to anyone affected.

“Passengers should contact their airline for the latest information on their missing luggage.”

An easyJet spokesman said: “Due to a baggage belt failure at London Gatwick, easyJet, like other airlines, experienced delays in the delivery of hold luggage to departing aircraft.

“This resulted in a number of flights departing without all of the luggage stowed in the hold.”

He added that the airline was working to return the luggage to passengers as soon as possible.