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Gatwick Airport to cut flights amid staff shortages

by LLB Reporter
17th Jun 22 11:29 am

Gatwick Airport is slashing the number of flights it runs this summer amid staff shortages.

The major airport is cutting daily flights to 825 in July and 850 in August, down from 900 in previous years.

Stewart Wingate, the airport’s chief executive, 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.”

The BBC reported that EasyJet was “aware” of the capacity cap announced by Gatwick Airport and is “reviewing the details” to assess how it will affect the airline’s operation.

It said: “We expect to be able to re-accommodate the majority of customers should their flight be affected by the cap.

“We recognise the need for Gatwick Airport to do this… so all airlines can provide reliable services for their customers.”

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