BA slashes thousands more flights up to April 2023

By Linsey McNeill
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British Airways has cancelled a further 12 return flights a day from London Heathrow until the end of the October half-term holiday.

The airline is blaming the extension of Heathrow’s capacity cap till 29 October for its decision to ground 629 more flights.

However, BA has also chopped 5,000 return flights from its winter schedule, from October 2022 to the end of March 2023.

This will reduce its total winter capacity by 8%, leaving BA with around 290 round-trips a day from Heathrow.

BA October half-term cancellations

As with previous capacity cuts, BA’s latest cancellations will be on mainly short-haul routes where BA has multiple frequencies so booked passengers can more easily be switched to alternative flights.

It said it has protected ‘key’ holiday destinations over half-term.

The reductions will mean BA will have 13% fewer seats than originally planned for this period.

Customers on cancelled flights will be contacted by the airline and offered a rebooking or refund.

BA winter cancellations

BA has already removed some scheduled long-haul flights from its system. It is now adjusting its short-haul winter schedule until the end of March 2023.

In a statement, BA said it was ‘giving customers notice of some adjustments to our schedule, which will include consolidating some of our short-haul flights to destinations with multiple services’.

It added: “We’ll be offering customers affected by any of these changes an alternative flight with British Airways or another airline or the option of a refund.”

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