A slew of British Airways flights from Heathrow Airport have been cancelled due to an IT systems failure.
At least 50 BA flights were cancelled on the afternoon of Thursday May 25, while a large number of inbound flights were delayed for more than an hour.
Is your British Airways flight cancelled? How long will the issue last? Have flight departure times returned to normal at Heathrow?
Read on below to see if your British Airways flight has been affected by cancellations at Heathrow.
More than 50 British Airways flights were cancelled at Heathrow on the afternoon of Thursday May 25. Pictured: customers queue for taxis outside Heathrow after the slew of flight cancellations
Are British Airways flights cancelled today?
Whilst a number of British Airways flights from Heathrow were cancelled, the airline said on Twitter at 11:30pm on Thursday May 25 that its systems were ‘back up and running’, but could still be affected by ‘intermittent issues’.
BA had said it was ‘aware of a technical issue, which we have been working hard to fix’.
A number of flights were cancelled on Thursday, as well as some BA departures on Friday morning, some of which can be seen below.
You can check if your flight from Heathrow Airport has been cancelled by viewing the airport’s official flight status page here.
Thursday 25 May
BA 1450 to Edinburgh
BA 986 to Berlin
BA 782 to Stockholm
BA 486 to Barcelona
BA 966 to Hamburg
BA 322 to Paris
BA 944 to Dusseldorf
BA 920 to Suttgart
BA 1424 to Belfast
AF 1281 to Paris
BA 322 to Nice
BA 718 to Zurich
BA 370 to Marseille
BA 418 to Luxembourg-Ville
BA 592 to Milan
BA 824 to Dublin
BA 442 to Amsterdam
BA 1454 to Edinburgh
BA 1402 to Manchester
BA 426 to Naples
BA 1492 to Glasgow
BA 1316 to Aberdeen
Friday 26 May
BA 638 to Athens
BA 800 to Reykjavik
BA 342 to Nice
BA 846 to Warsaw
BA 510 to Faro
BA 336 to Marseille
BA 556 to Rome
BA 568 to Milan
BA 782 to Stockholm
Will British Airways cancel my flight?
British Airways have released a statement acknowledging the systems failure, which has also affected flights departing from Heathrow on Friday.
More flights may be cancelled as a result.
On Thursday night, the airline said: ‘While the majority of our flights have continued to operate today, we have had to cancel a number of Heathrow flights due to a technical issue’
On Thursday night, the airline said: ‘While the majority of our flights have continued to operate today, we have had to cancel a number of Heathrow flights due to a technical issue.
‘Affected customers have been contacted and offered options, including a refund or rebooking to an alternative flight with us or another carrier.
‘We are extremely sorry to our customers for the inconvenience caused.’
It came as strikes and staff shortages threaten to wreak havoc for travellers at Heathrow over the bank holiday.
Many security staff are involved in a three-day walkout while, separately, a shortage of workers in baggage handling and managing aircraft was causing problems yesterday.
And the RAC is predicting it will also be the busiest late May Bank Holiday on the roads in years.
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