British Airways cancels more than 100 flights today alone

BRITISH Airways has cancelled more than 100 flights today, as Brits face travel chaos while trying to jet off for an Easter break.

The airline has been forced to cancel at least 115 routes to and from London Heathrow this morning, due to a number of Covid-related issues.

BA has cancelled more than 100 flights to and from Heathrow Airport today

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BA has cancelled more than 100 flights to and from Heathrow Airport todayCredit: Alamy

The majority of flights were suspended after British Airways announced it was reducing its schedule last week, with flights affected until the end of May.

The airline confirmed this was to attempt to reduce further travel disruptions.

A spokesperson previously told Sun Online Travel: “While the vast majority of our flights continue to operate as planned, as a precaution we’ve slightly reduced our schedule between now and the end of May as we ramp back up.”

Only five of the cancellations were at short notice due to staff shortages caused by Covid, including routes to Paris and Oslo.

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Other flights cancelled today were due to ongoing Covid restrictions in place in destinations such as Tokyo.

Sun Online Travel has contacted BA for additional comment.

The airline was forced to cancel flights last week due to an IT issue across the UK, affecting nearly 100 flights.

This is the second major IT failure British Airways has suffered in two months.

In February, more than 500 flights were disrupted after the flagship carrier suffered its biggest IT failure for years.

British Airways isn’t the only airline facing Covid-related flight cancellations.

EasyJet grounded hundreds of flights yesterday due to staff absence because of Covid, with around 100 more today.

And problems at Manchester Airport, which started on Saturday where holidaymakers were seen “jumping over barriers” with security boxes piling up, have continued today with two-hour queues.

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And it isn’t just the airports facing problems – the suspension of P&O services saw queues up to nine hours over the weekend at the border.

This has had a knock-on effect for travellers today, with bad weather also adding to the delays which has seen drivers stuck in two-hour queues.

The airline has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights in recent weeks

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The airline has been forced to cancel hundreds of flights in recent weeksCredit: PA