London's Heathrow airport is set to end its daily limitations on passenger departures on 29 October, a source told Reuters on Monday 3 October.
The airport capped the number of passenger departures at 100,000 a day in July and in August extended the cap until 29 October in a move to limit queues, baggage delays and flight cancellations after struggling to cope with a rebound in travel.
The Wall Street Journal first reported on Monday 3 October that the airport has told airlines it will lift the cap on passenger numbers at its terminals later this month.
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Airlines and airports across Europe struggled to cope with the rebound in post-lockdown travel, with many failing to recruit enough staff to handle check-ins and baggage.
Passenger journeys improved with fewer last-minute cancellations, better punctuality and shorter wait times for bags since the cap was introduced, Heathrow had said in August.