Heathrow extends flight restrictions until end of October | Business News
Heathrow Airport has extended its flight restrictions until the end of October, hitting families’ plans for half-term getaways.
Previously the daily cap on passengers travelling through the airport – set at 100,000 – was due to end on September 11th.
The airport said on Monday that without a cap, it will not be able to safely and reliably handle its flight schedule.
Airline travellers across the UK have faced months of chaos, with disrupted and axed flights, paired with long waits at check-in, security and baggage collection.
The main reason for the problems has been a struggle to recruit new staff.
Heathrow claims that since the limits were introduced in July, there have been fewer last-minute cancellations, more punctual flights and shorter wait times for bags.
But airlines blame the airport – one of the busiest in the world – for failing to prepare for a bounce back in passenger traffic following the pandemic.