Travel Weekly - Phil Davies

Gatwick has no plans to extend its capacity cap beyond this month as the airport returns to normal operations.

The disclosure is in contrast with Heathrow, which announced the extension of its current daily cap on passenger numbers to the end of the summer schedule on October 29 last week. 

Gatwick revealed that 400 new security staff have been recruited, with the airport providing baggage handling staff to support other operators on the airport, “as part of a continuous effort to return to high standard service levels”.

The airport reported “cautious optimism” with air traffic forecasts revised up for 2022. However, it cautioned that uncertainty remains over the macro-economic climate.

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