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London’s Gatwick Airport limits flights this week due to staff illness, including COVID-19


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London’s second-busiest airport is limiting flights this week, partly because of an outbreak of COVID-19 within air traffic control.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. The largest number of cancellations will be on Friday, Sept. 29, with 33 departures affected.

VERBATIM: Gatwick Airport officials say a daily limit of 800 flights has been imposed until Sunday, affecting both departures and arrivals. Gatwick says around 30% of staff in the division within air traffic control are off sick for a variety of reasons, including COVID-19. It says the daily cap will prevent last-minute cancellations and delays for passengers while National Air Traffic Services gets back to normal.

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