British Airways are planning to cancel a further 10,300 flights from August until October, which will affect Gatwick, Heathrow and London City.
The airline has said it is notifying all passengers affected. The cancellations are all short-haul flights with long-haul being unaffected.
The carrier is also facing disruption from planned strikes later this month, though dates are still to be announced.
In a statement, British Airways said:
“The whole aviation industry continues to face into significant challenges and we’re completely focussed on building resilience into our operation to give customers the certainty they deserve.”
“The Government recently decided to give the whole industry slot alleviation to minimise potential disruption this summer. While taking further action is not where we wanted to be, it’s the right thing to do for our customers and our colleagues. This new flexibility means that we can further reduce our schedule and consolidate some of our quieter services so that we can protect as many of our holiday flights as possible.”
“While most of our flights are unaffected and the majority of customers will get away as planned, we don’t underestimate the impact this will have and we’re doing everything we can to get their travel plans back on track. We’re in touch to apologise and offer rebooking options for new flights with us or another airline as soon as possible or issue a full refund.”
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