Etihad reschedules London-Abu Dhabi flight due to Heathrow caps

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Etihad Airways has rescheduled a flight from London to Abu Dhabi on Thursday due to capacity limits introduced by Heathrow airport.

Flight EY26 from London to Abu Dhabi on Thursday, July 14, will now depart more than three hours earlier than planned.

In a statement sent to ARN News, a spokesperson for Etihad Airways said the decision was made to "avoid the peak congestion period at Terminal 4".

The carrier said the "flight will now depart earlier than planned at 5:20 pm (local time) instead of 8:45 pm".

Etihad spokesperson said the passengers have been notified of the new departure time and regretted "any inconvenience caused by this last minute change, which was necessary to avoid cancelling the flight".

The carrier said they are "working with airport authorities at London Heathrow to understand how capacity restrictions will be applied over the rest of the summer season in order to protect as many of our customer bookings as possible".

Passengers have been advised to check changes and cancelations ahead of time with their airline. 

London Heathrow announced a cap on passenger numbers earlier this week to try and cut queues, baggage delays and cancelations. 

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