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Saturday, 18 June 2022

Thousands of flights cancelled at Gatwick Airport



Are you planning to fly in or out of London's Gatwick Airport this northern summer?

Good luck.

The airport announced this week that it is axing over 4,000 scheduled flights between now and September.

Gatwick will cap the number of flights to 825 per day in July and 850 in August.

About 900 daily flights normally operate during the summer peak.

The aim is a ‘more reliable and better standard of service,’ airport officials say. no doubt with tongue firmly in cheek.

The cuts will allegedly allow airlines to better manage expectations and make for a smoother operation, Travel Mole reports.

The cutbacks will impact as many as 800,000 holidaymakers.

“We have now successfully recruited 400 new colleagues to help us process passengers quickly through security this summer,” Gatwick Airport CEO Stewart Wingate said.

“We are also working closely with our airlines to avoid disruption to passengers this summer, and while more newly recruited staff will start work in coming weeks, we know it will be a busy summer.

“We are also working closely with our airlines to avoid disruption to passengers this summer.”

All good then.


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