The massive number of travellers during the competition will also see the Qatar capital's airport break its record for most daily departures on 25 November, with 333 scheduled.
Airports Council International's latest report said the industry is struggling to deal with “significant headwinds” such as labour shortages, inflation and the risk of an economic downturn.
People around the world are anxious to travel again as pandemic restrictions are being lifted. But those planning to jump on a plane for a vacation have been frustrated by the chaos in the airline industry. In both North America and Europe, thousands of flights have been cancelled and hundreds of thousands of passengers have
According to the main travel hub’s March statistics, it saw 4.1 million passengers filter through the airport, a major increase from the 0.5 million during the same time last year.
The airline said the problem impacted its operations at Heathrow Terminal 5, and while it was resolved not long after, passengers complained over being stranded on their aircraft for hours, and at least two flights were diverted mid-air to London Gatwick.