Gatwick Airport Stands against Flight Cancellations

Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by in News

snow-londongatwick.coInadequate amount of snow had caused Heathrow to cancel numbers of flights, and because of it, Gatwick Airport officials asked the Government to meet up with the three south east main airports and make a plan on how to avoid eloquent leisure and business passengers from flight cancellation.

Gatwick airport chief executive, Stewart Wingate said: “It just cannot be right that passengers are being asked to accept apologies for pre-emptive flight cancellations. Huge numbers of business meetings and holidays will have been impacted and misery caused to travellers. The over-scheduling of flights at Heathrow during the winter period should stop, but we also need to maintain and grow our connectivity to the world.

“I am proposing that for the key winter months of December, January and February, Heathrow declares a level of capacity it can cope with in winter conditions. The additional flights then, for those three months, can move to Gatwick and Stansted. As a result there would be better use of the existing capacity at our London airports, safety would be enhanced and passengers will not have to panic every time it snows. London’s and the UK’s reputation is on the line and the airports should work together to make this happen.”

Wingate added they will be back on track and continue doing their services and business should there be normal winter condition.

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