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Heathrow cancels 61 flights in latest travel misery for holidaymakers

Baku, July 11, AZERTAC

Travellers were hit with fresh misery Monday morning as Heathrow cancelled 61 flights, according to the Evening Standard.

Some passengers were also experiencing delays at Stansted, and were asked to wait in a satellite terminal to help ease congestion.

Heathrow said it had cancelled more than 60 flights because it was expecting higher demand than the airport could handle safely amid widespread staff shortages.

A spokesman for the airport said: “We are expecting higher passenger numbers in Terminals 3 and 5 today than the airport currently has capacity to serve, and so to maintain a safe operation we have asked some airlines in Terminals 3 and 5 to remove a combined total of 61 flights from the schedule.

“We apologise for the impact to travel plans and we are working closely with airlines to get affected passengers rebooked onto other flights.”

Among the flights showing as cancelled on Heathrow’s departures board on Monday included several British Airways flights, to destinations such as Zurich, Gibraltar and Glasgow.

Also grounded were Virgin Atlantic flights to Austin and Delhi, while Air France cancelled a flight to Paris.

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