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Heathrow leadership faced with an ultimatum from the UK government over air transit disruptions.

The CEO of London-Heathrow Airport, John Holland-Kaye, has received an ultimatum from the UK government. The ultimatum comes as a response to the recent massive logistical disturbances and unpopular statements. The government demands that the airport be sufficiently staffed and a recovery plan for the next six months be drawn up.

The Chief Executive of the CAA Richard Moriarty, along with a civil servant of the Department for Transportation Rannia Leotaridi, released the following statement to the airport leadership,

“Heathrow and the airlines that use your airport must be assured, and be able to assure us, that you have in place a plan that can deliver a positive passenger experience through allowing as many people as possible to travel, without too much disruption and queues, and in particular to avoid significant numbers of short-notice and on-the-day cancellations."

Throughout recent months the administration at Heathrow has asked and demanded that airlines cut flights and limit the number of passengers. The airport received heavy pushback from airlines in response to a statement released on Tuesday. It announced that it would be capping the number of passengers per day to just 100,000 for the rest of the summer.

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