London Gatwick Airport has placed a temporary limit on flights arriving and leaving the airport, due to sickness amongst air traffic controllers and general staff constraints.
Gatwick will only operate 800 flights per day – from today until next Sunday (October 1).
On certain days, it will mean around 70 flights are cancelled.
Stewart Wingate, CEO of London Gatwick, said: “This has been a difficult decision but the action we have taken today means our airlines can fly reliable flight programmes, which gives passengers more certainty that they will not face last minute cancellations.
“We are working closely with NATS to build resilience in the control tower, and this decision means we can prevent as much disruptions as possible.
“London Gatwick would like to apologise to any passengers who have been impacted by these restrictions.”