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Heathrow introduces passenger cap for first time to avert disruption

By Philip Georgiadis

12 Jul 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Heathrow airport has set an upper limit of 100,000 passengers per day till September to deal with crowding and other chaos at European airports.

UK’s busiest hub tells airlines to stop selling tickets as it warns of disruption, long waits and cancellationsLondon’s Heathrow airport has introduced a daily limit on the number of passengers for the first time and told airlines to stop selling tickets over the next two months in an attempt to avert more summer travel disruption.

The UK’s busiest airport said no more than 100,000 people would be able to fly each day on departures from the airport until September 11, or passengers would face more long waits and last-minute cancellations.

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