London Business News

BA cancels more than 40 ‘short haul flights’ affecting 16,000 passengers for half term getaways

British Airways has cancelled at least 42 more flights today due to IT failures which will affect thousands of family trips for the half term.

The majority of the flights are “short haul flights” to and from Heathrow Airport and Friday is expected to be the busiest day for travel.

On Thursday around 80 flights were cancelled amid an IT failure causing chaos for thousands of travellers.

Around 16,000 passengers were affected and there was widespread delays to other flights and people were unable to check in online.

A British Airways spokeswoman said: “While the vast majority of our flights continue to operate today, we maintain cancelled some of our short-haul flights from Heathrow due to the knock-on effect of a technical issue that we experienced yesterday.

“We’ve apologised to customers whose flights maintain been affected and offered them the option to rebook to an alternative flight with us or another carrier, or request a refund.”