Emirates Agrees to Cap Sales after Discussions with Heathrow CEO
Emirates Airlines has agreed to cap sales of its flights out of Heathrow until mid-August. The decision was made after a meeting between Emirates President and Heathrow Airport CEO on Friday.
The airlines announced that it has capped further sales on its flights out of Heathrow until mid-August to assist the airport authority to stablise resources and bolster capacity.
The Dubai-based airline had previously rejected Heathrow's request for it to cut flight capacity at short notice.
In a joint statement Emirates and Heathrow said they have come up with an agreement on capping:
"Emirates agreed the airline was ready and willing to work with the airport to remediate the situation over the next 2 weeks, to keep demand and capacity in balance and provide passengers with a smooth and reliable journey through Heathrow this summer."
"Emirates has capped further sales on its flights out of Heathrow until mid-August to assist Heathrow in its resource ramp up, and is working to adjust capacity."
"In the meantime, Emirates flights from Heathrow operate as scheduled and ticketed passengers may travel as booked."