Heathrow Airport extends cap on passengers to end of October

Heathrow is to extend a cap on the number of passengers flying from the airport until the end of October due to staff shortages.

It means the limit will now be in place until after the UK school half-term holidays.

After consulting with airlines, a daily limit of 100,000 departing passengers will now apply until 29 October, the airport said.

It said the measure would enable more reliable passenger journeys.

The UK’s largest airport said the cap would “provide passengers with confidence ahead of their half-term getaways”.

When the cap was first announced in July it was initially in place until 11 September.

Earlier this month, British Airways suspended ticket sales for short-haul flights from Heathrow as a result of the cap.

The airport also said the cap would be kept under regular review and could be lifted early if staffing levels improved.

Heathrow chief commercial officer Ross Baker said: “Our primary concern is ensuring we give our passengers a reliable service when they…

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