Simple Flying - Lukas Souza
Will the passenger cap on one of the world's busiest airports be removed this month?
Earlier this year, Heathrow Airport had to cap the number of daily passenger departures because airlines could not keep up with the strong surge in demand for air travel. The cap was set at 100,000 passengers per day in July and August, but the airport extended the cap until October 29.
Reuters reached out to Heathrow for confirmation regarding the removal of the cap, and the airport did not issue a direct response.
"The cap resulted in fewer last-minute cancellations, better punctuality and shorter waits for bags. Our focus has always been on removing the cap as quickly as possible – but we will only do so if we are confident that adding in more passengers will not erode the service levels that the cap has secured."
According to Forbes, a Heathrow spokesperson did confirm the news and said,
"Our focus has always been on removing the cap as quickly as possible."