August 16, 2022

London’s Heathrow Airport Caps Day-to-day Passengers at 100, 500

Airport requires airlines to stop selling summer season tickets as travel damage worsens amid severe staffing shortages

London’s Heathrow Airport terminal asked airlines Tuesday to stop selling summer tickets as  travel chaos worsens amid severe staffing shortages.  

“ Some airlines took significant action, but others have not, and we believe that  further action is needed  now to ensure passengers have a safe and reliable trip.

“ We have therefore made the  hard decision to introduce the capacity cap  with impact from 12 July in order to 11 September. Similar actions to control passenger demand have been implemented at other air-ports both in the UK and around the globe, ” Heathrow CEO David Holland-Kaye said in a  statement .

The  new limit will be 100k daily passengers  through the global aviators hub, and considering the women seat average of close to 104k —   what this means is 4k passengers will be reduce from flights daily.  

“ By making this  intervention now, our objective is to shield flights for the vast majority associated with passengers at Heathrow this summer and to give confidence that everyone who does travel through the airport will have a safe and reliable journey plus arrive at their destination with their bags.

“ We recognise that this will certainly mean  some summer journeys will either be relocated to another day, another airport or even be cancelled and we apologise to those whose travel programs are affected, ” Holland-Kaye continued.  

He also said airport staffing and airline pilot shortages are a twin-fold blow for the travel sector, primarily responsible for flight disruptions over the last several months.  

British Airways recently slashed  28, 1000 flights   because of staff shortages. A spokesperson for the airline told  The Independent   last week that trimming 1000 of flights from its routine will allow the airline to become more flexible and minimize delays and cancelations throughout the peak travel season.  

Heathrow’s cap of 100k daily passengers and airlines reducing plane tickets appears to be the move to restore confidence in European traveling.  

So what happens if this cunning planning doesn’t work and sparks a lot more travel disruptions?

The particular revolution will never be televised .

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