Flights cancelled from Heathrow due to ‘higher passenger numbers than airport can serve’

More flights from Heathrow have been cancelled today due to passenger numbers exceeding the airport’s maximum capacity.

A total of 30 flights have been removed from the morning schedule as travel chaos across UK airports continues.

Most passengers are expected to be rebooked on to other flights outside of peak times, making it still possible for them to fly out today.

A Heathrow spokesperson said: “We are expecting higher passenger numbers in today’s morning peak than the airport currently has capacity to serve, and so to keep everyone safe we have asked airlines to remove 30 flights from the morning peak for today only.

“We apologise for the impact this has on travel plans.

“We are working hard to ensure everyone has a smooth journey through Heathrow this summer, and the most important thing is to make sure that all service providers at the airport have enough resources to meet demand.”

It is expected that 98% of flights will operate as planned.

Customers who have been affected by the cancellations should be contacted by their airline and given advice on the possible alternatives.

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