British Airways to resume some services from London airports

Monday 19, April 2010


British Airways to resume some services from London airports


British Airways will aim to resume some flights into and out of London's airports from 7pm on Tuesday April 20 following the proposed reopening of UK and European airspace by the aviation authorities.



We are working on detailed plans to help as many customers as possible who have been unable to fly due to the unprecedented circumstances that have faced all airlines operating in northern Europe over the last five days.

We will aim to give customers as much notice as possible of our flight programme.


Tomorrow, we will aim to operate longhaul departures that were scheduled to depart after 4pm and shorthaul departures scheduled to depart after 7pm. This will however be subject to the full and permanent opening of airspace.


All flights before these times have been cancelled.


We have more than 80 aircraft and almost 3,000 cabin crew and pilots out of position overseas across our global network.


All of these aircraft will require detailed checks before they are cleared to enter service again. Inevitably, this will mean some delays and we ask for our customers' patience and understanding in these very difficult circumstances.


Customers should check their exact flight details on and only come to the airport if they have a booking and their flight is operating. Customers booked to travel on a cancelled flight can claim a full refund or rebook their flight for a later date.




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