Baku, July 7, AZERTAC
British Airways is canceling more than 10,000 flights this summer amid mounting travel chaos, according to Business Insider.
Airlines have been delaying and canceling flights due to staffing shortages, surging passenger demand, and technical issues.
Passengers have also faced lengthy delays at airports, with some saying they missed their flights because queues for check-in and security were so long, while others have waited days to be reunited with their luggage.
British Airways said it was consolidating some services, cutting 10,300 short-haul flights to or from London airports between early August and late October. About 1 million customers who have already booked tickets will be affected, The Times reported.
Along with previously announced cancelations, this means the airline has eliminated close to 30,000 flights between April and October, the BBC reported. BA is canceling about 13% of its summer schedule overall.
"The whole aviation industry continues to face into significant challenges and we're completely focused on building resilience into our operation to give customers the certainty they deserve," British Airways told Insider.
Affected customers will be offered another flight with BA or a different airline, or a full refund.
After announcing the cancellations on Wednesday, BA tweeted that it was "experiencing high call volumes due to current disruption."
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