British Airways cancelled flights - 21 Apr

Wednesday 21, April 2010


British Airways cancelled flights - 21 Apr


Despite the fact that airspace over most European countries is open, UK airspace remains effectively closed. With other UK airlines, British Airways is working with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to provide data that would enable the Authority to complete a risk assessment relating to the operation of aircraft in UK airspace.



British Airways hope that on the basis of the data provided by the industry, the CAA will be in a position to direct National Air Traffic Services (NATS) to reopen UK airspace and allow BA to operate flights into and out of the UK.


BA will only operate flights where they have assessed the situation to be safe in accordance with all our normal operating procedures, which are based on many years of experience of operating in areas of volcanic activity around the world. BA hope to reach a position soon where they can begin repatriating customers in large numbers, and they are planning to operate a number of inbound longhaul flights today, subject to airspace restrictions.


The continuing restrictions have forced BA to cancel their earlier plans to operate some shorthaul and some longhaul departures from Heathrow today and tomorrow.


Wednesday 21 April - ALL shorthaul flights, into and out of the UK, before 13:00 (UK local time) have been cancelled.

Wednesday 21 April - ALL inbound longhaul flights arriving before 12:00 UK local time have been cancelled.

Tuesday 20 April - ALL shorthaul services have been cancelled.

Tuesday 20 April - ALL longhaul services departing from the UK have been cancelled.



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