Extended Heathrow passenger cap


Heathrow airport has extended its 100,000 passenger a day cap for another six weeks as the aviation sector continues to struggle to meet increased demand for travel amid staffing shortages.

The capacity limit was initially meant to last until 11 September, but that date was pushed back on Monday to 29 October, overlapping with the autumn half-term break for most schools.

The UK’s busiest airport said the move was taken after the introduction of a temporary cap in July led to an improvement in punctuality and fewer last-minute cancellations.

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