Emirates airlines do not agree to the request of Heathrow airport authorities to limit the number of flights due to its reduced capacity. The carrier accuses the management of the London airport of incompetence.
On Tuesday Heathrow officials announced a capacity cut airports up to 100,000 departing people daily – instead of 104 thousand planned so far. – and therefore asked the airlines to stop selling summer tickets.
The limit is to apply until September 11. As explained, this is to prevent a recurrence of the situation from the last weeks, when due to insufficient staffing, flights were delayed or canceled at the last minute, and passengers were waiting in long lines at the airport.
Emirates: Heathrow faces airmageddon
“This is utterly unreasonable and unacceptable and we refuse these requests. Until further communications, Emirates plans to operate on schedule to and from LHR (Heathrow airport code – ed.),” Said the carrier, which operates six daily flights between Dubai and London. He accused the Heathrow authorities of not being prepared for the increased demand that followed the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The bottom line is that LHR management does not care about travelers and the airlines that are its customers. (…) LHR has decided not to act, not to plan, not to invest. Now, facing ‘airmageddon’ due to its incompetence and lack of of action, it takes all the burden – of costs and the struggle to clean up the mess – on airlines and travelers, “Emirates said in a statement.
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