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British Airways has announced that it will cancel about 10,000 short-haul flights from Heathrow Airport between late October and March. According to the British newspaper, the Evening Standard.
British Airways said in a statement: It will stop flights to reduce disruption to travelers during the winter period.
Heathrow Airport announced, British Airways headquarters, In July it announced a cap on the number of passengers at the airport due to staff shortages.
British Airways said nearly a dozen daily round trips would be canceled until the end of October – a total of 629 flights.
About 5,000 short-haul flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports were canceled during the winter period – about 8% of airline flights through March 2023.
The airline confirmed that the impact on customers will be “minimal” and that the majority of flights will not be affected.
“Customers who have booked for the winter will be able to travel as planned and will be notified several months in advance of any changes,” a company spokesperson said. Tens of thousands of flights have already been canceled this summer as the airline industry struggles to deal with demand for air travel amid a shortage of air travel. employees.
Many passengers traveling to and from the UK’s busiest airport have experienced severe disruption in recent months. With long security queues and baggage system failures.
Heathrow authorities said capping passengers resulted in “fewer last-minute cancellations” and “shorter waiting times for bags”.