British Airways has “regrettably” been forced to cancel hundreds of flights affecting more than 100,000 passengers this summer at Gatwick and Heathrow Airports.
The entire aviation sector are suffering major disruptions amid staff shortages with ground handlers, airport security, airline crew and air traffic controllers.
British Airways said, “We took pre-emptive action earlier this year to reduce our summer schedule to provide customers with as much notice as possible about any changes to their travel plans.
“As the entire aviation industry continues to face into the most challenging period in its history, regrettably it has become necessary to make some further reductions.
“We’re in touch with customers to apologise and offer to rebook them or issue a full refund.”
On Monday the Telegraph newspaper reported that over 650 flights have been cancelled affecting up to 105,000 passengers heading to Portugal, Greece and Spain.