Heathrow Airport has announced that the daily passenger quota would be lifted by the end of October.
The restriction was implemented in July 2022 to deal with summer travel chaos. It was meant to expire on 11 September, but it was extended to the end of October, which marks the end of the summer season.
Despite chronic personnel shortages, Heathrow Airport has decided to remove the passenger capacity limits at the end of October 2022.
“This limit resulted in fewer last-minute cancellations, improved punctuality, and shorter bag wait times.” “We are continuing to work with all of our airline partners in preparation for the winter season to ensure a seamless operation for our guests,” the airport stated.
LHR airport, which had serviced up to 81 million passengers per year before the COVID-19 epidemic, was limited to 100,000 departing passengers per day throughout the whole summer season under the passenger cap.
Heathrow Airport has capped summer passenger numbers and has asked airlines to stop selling tickets.
In the Netherlands, Amsterdam Schiphol has declared that it will continue to limit the daily number of passengers in the following months owing to chronic security manpower shortages.
Schiphol, the Netherlands’ largest international airport and one of the busiest in Europe, has said that the cap will stay in place until at least the end of March 2023. “Towards the end of the year, we will consider if more may be doable from the end of January.” “Schiphol has made this decision to give travellers a dependable travel experience, as well as predictability and stability for airlines,” the airport said in a statement made in September.