Rory Boland, Editor of Which? Travel, said:
“The UK has the highest airport slot thresholds in the world. This has led to airlines which are woefully understaffed attempting and failing to operate flights to meet their slot quota.
“A summer amnesty on slot rules is potentially good news for passengers as it could ease disruption by letting better-staffed airlines step in and fly routes. Carriers must act responsibly, however, and temporarily surrender their slots to other airlines if they are unable to fulfill them. This will not only help reduce cancellations but also put an end to the environmentally damaging practise of running ghost flights with near empty planes to retain slots.”