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British Airways and Virgin gain Heathrow slots

British Airways (BA/BAW) and Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) have both gained slots at London Heathrow (LHR.EGLL) according to data from Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL) – the UK’s airport slot regulator. Completed slot trades for both airlines show BA has leased (swapped) slots from fellow IAG airline Iberia and Virgin has purchased [read more]

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Heathrow warns passenger cap could return at Christmas

The UK’s busiest airport, London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL), warned that the passenger cap imposed over the summer could return at Christmas if needed to avoid flight cancellations. Speaking to the BBC’s Today Programme, Heathrow’s CEO John Holland-Kaye said that he expected passenger numbers to be around 25% down on pre-pandemic levels [read more]

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Heathrow to extend passenger cap into Autumn

London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) has said it will extend its current passenger cap until the end of October 2022 due to an ongoing shortage of staff pushing the cap beyond the half-term holidays. Heathrow’s daily cap limits the number of passengers that can pass through the airport to 100,000 per [read more]

Ryanair officially the 4th largest airline in the world
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Airline v Airport: The blame game heats up

On Monday the Irish budget airliner Ryanair said that airports had failed to recruit enough staff which has led to chaotic scenes at airports and flight cancellations around the UK with Neil Sorahan, Ryanair’s Chief Financial Officer saying they “had one job to do” and called on the airports to [read more]

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UK’s biggest airport warns of summer cancellations

The boss of London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) has warned of more flight cancellations this summer as the airport and airlines seek to cope with the rising demand for air travel. Heathrow is carrying out “schedule interventions” which on a weekday will see around 60 flights being cancelled across the airport’s [read more]