(CNN) — As part of the latest measures to curb air travel chaos, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has extended its summer passenger cap and British Airways has suspended the sale of short-haul tickets from London’s Heathrow Airport .
Schiphol Airport announced on Tuesday that it would maintain its passenger cap until September and October.
The maximum number of departing passengers in September will be limited to 67,500, the airport said in a statement. This number will be increased to 69,500 per day in October.
Schiphol acknowledged that this period includes two weeks of autumn holidays and “therefore it is expected that there will be on average 3,500 too many local passengers departing”.
“Based on the capacity made available by Schiphol, the Independent Slot Coordinator (ACNL) will consult with all airlines to ensure that the number of passengers is appropriate in relation to the security capacity,” the report said. airport.
The passenger cap was originally introduced at the airport in June, with Schiphol blaming higher-than-expected travel demand and a tight labor market leaving too few employees to cope.
Passenger caps are also in play at London’s Heathrow Airport.
British Airways announced on Tuesday that it was suspending ticket sales on short-haul flights from Heathrow in response to the airport’s passenger cap.
In a statement, BA said it would take “responsible action and limit the fares available on certain Heathrow services to help maximize rebooking options for existing customers, given the restrictions imposed on us and ongoing challenges facing the entire aviation industry”.
The affected flights will be short-haul only and sales are expected to resume on August 8.
The passenger cap introduced at Heathrow last month targeted a daily excess of 4,000 seats that would drive service “to a level that is not acceptable”, CEO John Holland-Kaye said in announcing the move.
Top image: Travelers line up in the departure hall at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on May 26, 2022. (Jeroen Jumelet/ANP/AFP/Getty Images)