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Heathrow Asks Airlines to Stop Selling Seats to Ease Chaos

  • Airport to impose 100,000 daily passenger limit till Sept. 11
  • Heathrow follows Gatwick, Schiphol in capping capacity
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WATCH: Heathrow is limiting daily passenger traffic.Source: Bloomberg
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London Heathrow is imposing a two-month cap on daily passenger traffic to contain flight chaos, a dramatic response by the UK’s busiest airport to address the struggle with surging demand for travel. 

The airport will limit daily passenger traffic to 100,000 departing people through Sept. 11, asking carriers to refrain from selling summer tickets. Current forecasts are modeling for as many as 104,000 passengers a day over the summer, still below the roughly 125,000 this time before the pandemic.