Emirates slams London’s Heathrow Airport and says it won’t drop flights

LONDON — Emirates, one of the world’s largest airlines, criticized Heathrow Airport’s decision earlier this week to limit the number of passengers departing from the hub and said it would not comply at the request of reduced flights to and from the airport.

Heathrow, plagued by staff shortages and growing demand for summer travel, has capped the number of daily departing passengers at 100,000 a day until September. He said the move would help him deal with the throngs of passengers that have overwhelmed the airport and others in Europe. As part of the cap, he asked airlines using the airport to cancel flights, move others to other airports and suspend ticket sales for departures from London.

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