Gatwick extends daily flight cap until mid-October

By Lisa James
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The temporary flight limit introduced at London Gatwick airport last week has been extended until 15 October.

The airport said the extension of the 800 flight-per-day cap is a precautionary measure while the UK’s air traffic service provider NATS works through its staffing issues.

Gatwick said that, as the peak summer flight period has finished, there will be no cancellations on many days, but urged passengers to check their flight status.

A spokesperson said: “Following further discussions with NATS and the airlines, the airport has decided to extend the temporary limit on daily flight movements as a precautionary measure through to 15 October 2023.  

“The limit will be kept under review while we continue to work with NATS on their staffing challenges. 

“The limit has been extended for a further two weeks to prevent delays and last-minute cancellations for passengers. As the overall flight schedule has reduced now the summer season is coming to an end, on many days there will be no impact on our operation. 

“Passengers are advised to check the status of their flights with their airlines. We would like to apologise for the continued disruption and to the passengers who have been impacted by the restrictions.” 

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