London Heathrow’s Airport Is Struggling
As a summer of travel chaos continues, the head of London’s busiest airport announced that it will mandate a cap of 100,000 daily departures in order to deal with ongoing passenger disruptions.
British Airways announced that it canceled another 10,300 flights, mostly short-haul routes in or out of London airports scheduled for August through October. The canceled flights, when added to those from previous announcements, amount to close to 30,000 flights and 13% of the carrier’s total schedule through October.
Unite Union Heathrow Plane Refuelers Voted to Strike. The strike will begin at 05:00 London time on Thursday, July 21st, and go on for a period of 72 hours up to 04:59 on Sunday, July 24th.
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August 17, 2022 Update: Heathrow Extends Capacity Cap Until October 29, 2022