British Airways (BA) has announced that it will be making “a few more cancellations” until the end of October and cutting thousands of flights from its winter schedule.
This follows Heathrow’s decision to maintain its passenger cap, introduced in July due to a lack of staff.
A British Airways spokesman said in a statement on Monday: “Following Heathrow’s decision to extend its passenger cap, we are making adjustments to our short-haul schedule for the next two months.
“While the vast majority of our customers will be traveling as planned and we are protecting key mid-term holiday destinations, we will have to make further cancellations until the end of October.
“In addition, we are giving customers traveling with us this winter advance notice of certain adjustments to our schedule, which will include consolidating some of our short-haul flights to multi-service destinations.
“We will offer customers affected by any of these changes an alternative flight with British Airways or another airline or the option of a refund.”
Total capacity for the winter timetable until the end of March will be reduced by 8% and will affect around 10,000 flights, BA said.