LONDON, England: The cap on flight departures from London's Heathrow Airport will be
extended until October 29, airport officials announced.
Heathrow capped the number of departures in July to cope with ongoing flight disruptions and enormous lines for security clearance.
Only 100,000 passengers per day are allowed on and off flights at Heathrow during the period of restrictions.
"Since the cap was introduced, passenger journeys have improved with fewer last-minute cancellations, better punctuality and shorter wait times for bags," Heathrow said in a statement.
Beginning in May, Heathrow was among the worst hit airports, with severe baggage handling problems, as well as very long security clearance lines.
Earlier, Heathrow reported a 321m pound adjusted pretax loss after experiencing thousands of flight cancellations.