BA cancels dozens of flights due to IT issues ahead of busy holiday weekend
British Airways has canceled dozens of flights due to computer problems
LONDON — British Airways canceled dozens of flights on Friday due to computer problems, disrupting the plans of thousands of travelers at the start of a busy holiday weekend.
Most of the 42 flights affected were on short-haul routes to and from Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport. Computer problems on Thursday caused planes and crew to be moved on Friday in what was expected to be the busiest day for UK air travel since before the coronavirus pandemic.
Other flights were delayed as some passengers were unable to check in online.
“We are aware of a technical issue, which we have been working hard to resolve,” the airline said on its website.
Travel is expected to be particularly busy over the next few days as a three-day weekend coincides with the start of a holiday week for most schools in Britain.