British Airways is cancelling one other 650 flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airport this month because it struggles to deal with elevated demand and continued workers shortages.
The UK airline has requested slot authorities to chop 105,000 seats from its July capability on the two London airports – BA desires to drop 76,000 seats from Heathrow and 29,400 at Gatwick.
The cuts to flights are largely to European leisure-orientated locations akin to Greece, Spain and Portugal.
A British Airways spokesperson mentioned: “We took pre-emptive motion earlier this 12 months to cut back our summer time schedule to supply prospects with as a lot discover as doable about any modifications to their journey plans.
“As your entire aviation business continues to face into probably the most difficult interval in its historical past, regrettably it has turn into essential to make some additional reductions. We’re in contact with prospects to apologise and provide to rebook them or challenge a full refund.”
Final month, the UK authorities offered a one-off “amnesty” to airways on the same old airport slots guidelines to encourage carriers to function “practical” summer time schedules in an try to minimise disruption at airports.