British Airways was pressured to cancel extra of its short-haul flights from Heathrow on Friday following a pc outage that knocked out elements 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 in the present day, we’ve got cancelled a few of our short-haul flights from Heathrow as a result of knock-on impact of a technical subject 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 companies on Thursday and one other 35 on Friday, in line with flight-tracking website FlightAware. Heathrow Airport, the place British Airways relies, 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 international locations 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 yr in the past, when the post-pandemic rebound overwhelmed the trade and led to hundreds of canceled flights, misplaced baggage and lengthy traces at airports from Heathrow to Amsterdam to Frankfurt.