Gatwick lifts passenger limit as school holidays end

ONE AIRPORT will return to pre-pandemic schedules as it lowers a passenger cap.

Gatwick introduced a passenger limit to avoid long queues and waits as it forecast a surge in people traveling during the school holidays.

But with children returning to school soon, the airport will now return to ‘business as usual’.

Gatwick Chief Executive Stewart Wingate said: “Unprecedented growth in traffic caused short-term operational problems in June.

“However, our determined early action to limit the airport’s capacity in July and August has ensured that passengers have received reliable flight schedules throughout the summer months.

“We are now continuing to operate as normal and see no reason to extend the capacity declaration.”

Mr Wingate said the airport has seen a “boom” in demand for outbound travel, which has helped it recover from the pandemic.

According to Gatwick, second-quarter demand was 74 percent of pre-pandemic levels.

“We still have considerable way to go but strong demand has accelerated Gatwick’s recovery from the pandemic, particularly in the last quarter since all UK travel restrictions were lifted,” added Mr Wingate.

“Despite some broad economic uncertainties, we can also look forward to a successful second half of the year.” Gatwick lifts passenger limit as school holidays end

Fry Electronics Team

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