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BA will axe an average of around 100 flights per day as it continues to have difficulty fulfilling its schedule, as reported by The Guardian. This is due to labour shortages and threatened strikes at London’s Heathrow airport. BA apparently made the decision to prevent a repeat of the chaos seen over the Easter and half-term breaks amid staff shortages at airlines and airports.
Britain's biggest airline will tell passengers 'in the coming days' whether their flight has been cancelled. Flights affected are only short-haul routes that depart between August and October. The cancellation will impact a million BA passengers, according to The Times.
The airline has already cut over 1,000 flights in the last two weeks that were planned to depart this month. In May, it made a 10% reduction to its summer schedule, and last night’s announcement further reduces it by another 13%. In total, BA has scrapped 4.5 million seats.
Full refunds or re-booking available
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.
The airline added:
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.