1000’s of British Airways flights cancelled over coming months

1000’s of British Airways flights cancelled over coming months


housands of British Airways flights have been cancelled within the coming months as a result of Heathrow Airport passenger cap and decrease than anticipated demand over the winter interval.

BA has cancelled 629 short-haul spherical journeys as much as October 29, after London’s busiest airport prolonged its 100,000 each day passenger restrict attributable to employees shortages.

Round 5,000 BA short-haul flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London Metropolis Airport have additionally been cancelled over the winter interval – round 8% of the airline’s flights as much as March 2023.

British Airways planes at Heathrow Airport (Steve Parsons/PA) / PA Wire

BA stated these affected by the cancellations could be contacted by them and given another flight or a refund.

A spokesperson for BA stated: “Following Heathrow’s resolution to increase its passenger cap, we’re making changes to our short-haul schedule for the subsequent two months.

“Whereas the overwhelming majority of our clients will journey as deliberate and we’re defending key vacation locations over half time period, we might want to make some additional cancellations as much as the tip of October.

“As well as, we’re giving clients travelling with us this winter discover of some changes to our schedule, which can embody consolidating a few of our short-haul flights to locations with a number of companies.

“We’ll offer clients affected by any of those adjustments another flight with British Airways or one other airline or the choice of a refund.”

In July, Heathrow Airport imposed a passenger cap till September 11, which means airways needed to cancel flights and restrict seats on some journeys.

On August 15, the west London airport prolonged the cap till October 29.

BA flight capability has been lowered total by round 13% between Could and October this yr.

Different airways are additionally anticipated to make cancellations over the subsequent two months.

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