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Heathrow imposes passenger cap until September | Business News

Heathrow Airport has imposed a cap on the number of passengers it can handle for summer holiday departures, threatening further disruption to getaways.

The new limit of 100,000 daily passengers – which amounts to a cut of 4,000 passengers a day – will be in place until 11 September, the airport said.

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “Our assessment is that the maximum number of daily departing passengers that airlines, airline ground handlers and the airport can collectively serve over the summer is no more than 100,000.

“The latest forecasts indicate that … daily departing seats over the summer will average 104,000 – giving a daily excess of 4,000 seats.

“On average only about 1,500 of these 4,000 daily seats have currently been sold to passengers, and so we are asking our airline partners to stop selling summer tickets to limit the impact on passengers.

“By making this intervention now, our objective is to…

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