Airport Limits

by | Aug 18, 2022

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Lots of places have capacity limits, airports aren’t a common one. I’m Brian Banmiller on Business.

London’s Heathrow airport, one of the biggest and busiest in Europe, is extending its passenger cap until the end of october. That means a maximum of 100,000 travelers can depart the airport each day until October 29th. The airport had announced the passenger cap in July and told airlines to stop selling tickets during the peak summer travel season. Airport officials said passenger traffic had become more than airport ground staff could handle, resulting in long lines and lost luggage. The cap was supposed to end next month but it’s proven to be successful. Officials say there are fewer last-minute cancellations and shorter wait times for bags. However, if the good news keeps coming and the airport is able to train and employ more staff there is a chance the cap could be lifted earlier. This stems from when the world was in the beginning of the pandemic and thousands of pilots and ground crew were laid off. Now that people are flying again, airports need people to get them there. Brian Banmiller, CBS, News.

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CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.

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