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London’s Gatwick Airport Cuts Flights as Staffing Woes Bite

  • Amsterdam Schiphol to cap passengers at 20% below normal level
  • Carriers, airports unable to keep pace with travel rebound
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WATCH: Passengers are facing delays across Europe due to airlines canceling hundreds of flights. Siddharth Philip reports.Source: Bloomberg
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London Gatwick airport said it will scrap hundreds of flights over the peak summer travel period, hours after Amsterdam’s Schiphol hub took a similar step, as the aviation industry’s staffing crisis deepened.

Gatwick, Britain’s second-busiest airport after London Heathrow, will limit airlines to 825 flights a day in July and 850 a day in August, from a pre-pandemic peak of around 950 services, it said in a statement Friday. Schiphol said late Thursday that passenger numbers will be capped about 20% below usual levels.