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Heathrow Flights May Be Increased by New Rules, Independent Says

June 23 (Bloomberg) -- London’s Heathrow airport could increase capacity by as many as 10 million passengers a year by introducing so-called mixed mode flying, allowing runways to be used for both take off and landing, the Independent reported.

Regulations being implemented next month will permit simultaneous runway use in more circumstances, the newspaper said. If extended further, the policy would enable Heathrow to offer 15 percent more take off and landing slots, the London-based newspaper said, citing a study by the air-traffic provider NATS.

Heathrow, the U.K.’s busiest airport, operates near full capacity, and the government has ruled out building a third runway. The measure wouldn’t be an immediate capacity solution, a NATS spokesman said, according to the Independent.

A trial of new rules aimed at reducing delays at Heathrow, including allowing more overnight flights from North America and Asia to land before 6 a.m., will begin on July 1, according to the newspaper.

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