London Heathrow Capacity Capping

22 July 2022

Date: Friday 22 July 2022

Ref: 025-2022 EN

London Heathrow Capacity Capping



Due to ongoing Airport Terminal passenger congestion and severe queuing times at security, London Heathrow Airport have issued dictates to airlines advising the maximum number of passengers which they are allowed to carry, on selected flights, by date through until 11th September 2022. Airlines have been instructed to strictly operate within the advised capacity restrictions and if they are unable to meet those criteria, then they have been given the choice to either cancel the flight concerned or to try to re-time it to another time approved by London Heathrow and ACL Slot Co-ordination.


Air Malta is currently booked at 95% full for the months of July and August.


It has therefore been necessary to re-time nine flights on the Malta – London Heathrow – Malta route as below:


22nd July – KM106 to depart Malta at 12:15 and KM107 to depart London Heathrow at 15:45.


29th July / 05th Aug / 12th Aug and 19th Aug – KM106 to depart Malta at 12:10 and KM107 to depart London Heathrow at 15:30.


27th July / 01st Aug / 03rd Aug and 06th Aug – KM102 to depart Malta at 12:30 and KM103 to depart London Heathrow at 16:05.


Air Malta regrets any inconvenience to its customers caused by this extraordinary circumstance totally beyond its control.


We stand by our belief that it is better to give our customers confidence that they will travel as opposed to enforced flight cancellations leaving customers stranded with no alternative travel options available.