British Airways: More than 80 flights were cancelled due to cold weather
British Airways has cancelled over 80 flights for today and tomorrow to and from Heathrow Airport.
The cancellations are said to be due to the cold weather conditions in the UK.
Some 10,000 passengers were affected by the cancellations, and were then rebooked on other services.
The freezing weather conditions are said to cause a problem for aircraft safety.
In a statement to Express.co.uk, the airline apologised for the “disruption”.
It said: “On Sunday, due to the predicted poor weather, we proactively made some adjustments to our short-haul schedules on Monday and Tuesday.”
“We operate around 800 flights a day, with the majority of those operating as normal.
“During cold weather conditions aircraft have to be de-iced prior to departure to ensure that they are safe and additional measures are taken to ensure the safety of our operation is maintained at all times.
British Airways: The cancellations disrupted more than 10,000 passengers
“We are sorry for any disruption to our customers’ travel plans and will do all we can to minimise the effect the weather has on our operations.
“We would advise customers to arrive at the airport in plenty of time and to check ba.com for the latest information about their flights.”
Some BA passengers took to Twitter to complain about the inconvenience caused.
One wrote: “BA – Our flight from Linate has been cancelled tonight and rebooked for tomorrow.
British Airways: The cancellations were caused by frosty weather
“The seats my wife and I booked together for medical reasons now split up! A lost day off work and extra expense – BA just giving excuses.”
British Airways will offer free Wifi onboard long-haul flights, it was revealed today.
The airline hit headlines for plans to roll wifi out to their 118 aircrafts in the next two years.
The first hour of the wifi usage will be offered to passengers on a complimentary basis.