Emirates and Heathrow reach a compromise over flights

By Lisa James
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Emirates has agreed to cap further sales on some flights out of Heathrow after what has been described as a ‘constructive meeting’ with the airport’s bosses.

Yesterday, Emirates said it would refuse to comply with an order from Heathrow to cancel flights for the rest of the summer, after Heathrow announced it needed to set a daily cap of 100,000 departing passengers until 11 September and asked airlines to cancel services.

In a joint statement, Emirates Airlines President Sir Tim Clark and Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “The President of Emirates Airline and the CEO of Heathrow Airport held a constructive meeting this morning.

“Emirates agreed the airline was ready and willing to work with the airport to remediate the situation over the next two weeks, to keep demand and capacity in balance and provide passengers with a smooth and reliable journey through Heathrow this summer.

“Emirates has capped further sales on its flights out of Heathrow until mid-August to assist Heathrow in its resource ramp-up, and is working to adjust capacity.

“In the meantime, Emirates flights from Heathrow operate as scheduled and ticketed passengers may travel as booked.”

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