Commercial planes such as EasyJet, Norwegian Air, Ryan Air and British Airways are seen taking off and landing at Gatwick airport in London on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – which is the latest airport to cancel thousands of summer flights. (VX Photo/ Vudi Xhymshiti)
Gatwick airport has slashed its summer flight capacity, a move that will force airlines to cancel hundreds of flights. The airport will cut the number of daily flights to 825 in July and 850 in August.
Gatwick’s chief executive Stewart Wingate told the press in June that staffing shortages left the airport with no choice but to instate a cap. “Airlines will have to trim back their schedules somewhat,” Stewart Wingate, Gatwick’s chief executive told Euro News.