Gatwick cuts daily flight capacity for July and August

By Lisa James
17/06/2022
Home » Gatwick cuts daily flight capacity for July and August

Gatwick Airport has said it is reducing flights numbers in July and August in order to offer a ‘more reliable and better standard of service’.

The number of daily flights will be cut to 825 in July and 850 in August, down from 900 in previous years.

The Sun estimates up to 4,000 flights will be cancelled across the two-month period.

It follows a letter sent earlier this week by the Department of Transport and Civil Aviation Authority telling airlines to review their summer schedules now and give passengers as much notice as possible if their flight is to be cancelled.  

Chief Executive Stewart Wingate said: “By taking decisive action now, we aim to help the ground handlers – and also our airlines – to better match their flying programmes with their available resources.”

Advantage Travel Partnership CEO Julia Lo Bue-Said told the BBC the move was a ‘pragmatic solution’ to avoiding travel disruption.

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