Heathrow Airport announces cancellation of 30 flights

 Thursday, June 30, 2022 

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Heathrow Airport has asked airlines to remove 30 flights from Thursday morning’s schedule.

This is because the airline is expecting more passenger numbers than it can currently cope with.

1,200 flights in total were scheduled to leave throughout the day.

According to the airport, the decision of flight cancellation is necessary to ensure safety to passengers. It will also help as many passengers as possible to catch their flights. It said individual airlines would contact people who are affected.

Earlier this month, a similar number of flights were cancelled because of technical problems with baggage handling equipment.

Due to the pandemic , thousands of aviation jobs were lost and many businesses have struggled to recruit enough new staff in time to deal with the resurgent demand for travel following the relaxation of COVID-19 rules.

A Heathrow spokesperson said the airport would work with airlines to try to rebook passengers onto other flights, “as many as possible” for later the same day.

British Airlines said “a handful” of their flights are affected.

Virgin Atlantic said one of their Heathrow to New York return services has been cut in each direction, with Air France, KLM, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Lufthansa, Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines and Air Canada also affected.

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