British Airways cancels flights for second day after IT outage | World News
British Airways was compelled to cancel extra of its short-haul flights from Heathrow on Friday following a pc outage that knocked out components of its service on Thursday, simply as UK vacationers put together for one of many busiest journey durations over an prolonged weekend.
“Whereas the overwhelming majority of our flights proceed to function immediately, we’ve cancelled a few of our short-haul flights from Heathrow because of the knock-on impact of a technical concern that we skilled yesterday,” the airline stated in a press release.
Whereas British Airways didn’t specify the variety of canceled flights, disruptions reached 128 scrapped providers on Thursday and one other 35 on Friday, in accordance with flight-tracking web site FlightAware. Heathrow Airport, the place British Airways is predicated, stated on Twitter that technical issues are impacting some departing and arriving flights.
The disruptions come simply as vacationers throughout Europe gear up for one of many greatest journey weekends, with many nations having fun with a public vacation on Monday. Airways and airports have stated they’re higher ready to deal with the huge surge in bookings than they have been a 12 months in the past, when the post-pandemic rebound overwhelmed the business and led to 1000’s of canceled flights, misplaced baggage and lengthy traces at airports from Heathrow to Amsterdam to Frankfurt.