Cancelled flights – live: Airlines told to cut up to 50 services a day as Gatwick airport caps operations

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Passengers on account of fly from Gatwick this summer time could also be advised their flight is cancelled after the airport introduced it will be placing a cap on each day operations.

Gatwick bosses have requested airways to chop again their schedules within the hope “that passengers expertise a extra dependable and higher commonplace of service”.

Whereas the vast majority of passengers will fly as deliberate, on the busiest days, airways might be advised to cancel as much as 50 flights – requiring hundreds of passengers already booked on them to seek out different departures.

The airport has agreed with airways to cut back deliberate operations from a most of 900 each day departures and arrivals to 825 in July and 850 in August.

Passengers on easyJet will bear the brunt of the cancelled flights, with British Airways, Wizz Air, Vueling and Tui additionally anticipated to floor departures.

Elsewhere, Heathrow is speaking to airways about lowering flights – British Airways, which has greater than half the slots on the UK’s busiest airport, is already cancelling round 120 departures a day forward of time.

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Flying from Gatwick this summer time? Stand by for modifications

Airline passengers booked to fly from Gatwick this summer time may very well be contacted and advised their flight has been cancelled.

The airport, the second busiest within the UK after Heathrow, has introduced plans to cap operations in July and August – with airways instructed to chop some departures.

Simon Calder17 June 2022 09:08

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