18 JULY 2022
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On Tuesday (12 July) Heathrow introduced a daily cap on passenger numbers for the remainder of the summer. It limited passengers to 100,000 a day – a reduction of 4,000 a day on current numbers. All airlines are affected.
Emirates was particularly incensed saying that the airport gave it 36 hours to comply with the cuts, which the carrier said appeared to be a "figure plucked from thin air".
On Friday (15 July) Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates, and John Holland-Kaye, CEO of Heathrow Airport, issued the following statement:
“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 2 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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