British Airways cancels 1,000 more flights this summer causing MORE travel chaos for over 100,000 passengers | The Sun

BRITISH Airways is to cancel MORE flights this summer causing chaos for over 100,000 passengers.

More than 1,000 flights will be cancelled from London Heathrow and London Gatwick as the mayhem at UK's airports shows no signs of easing.

The flag carrier has already confirmed that 650 flights would be cancelled across July.

This was on top of the scheduled cancellations of 16,000 flights from March to October.

However, more flights will also be cancelled across August, the Guardian reports.

Routes affected will likely be those with multiple flights a day, with destinations such as Malaga, Palma and Faro being hit by the cancellations.

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A British Airways spokesperson told The Sun Online Travel: "As the entire aviation industry continues to face up to the most challenging period in its history, regrettably it has become necessary to make some further reductions.

"We're in touch with customers to apologise and offer to rebook them or issue a full refund."

British Airways confirmed the cancellations after airlines were given until Friday to take advantage of a government “amnesty” to the rules on airport slots, allowing airlines to change schedules without facing a potential penalty.

Government ministers told airlines to review their flights after the May half term chaos, which was blamed on a shortage of airline and airport staff.

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A BA spokesperson added: "We welcome these new measures, which help us to provide the certainty our customers deserve by making it easier to consolidate some of our quieter daily flights to multi-frequency destinations well in advance, and to protect more of our holiday flights."

Other airlines are expected to follow, with easyJet also cancelling flights in recent months.

TUI and Lufthansa have also been forced to cancel thousands of flights in recent weeks.

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And with schools due to break up in two weeks, there are fears that the problems will worsen as millions head abroad this summer.

Passengers are still being forced to wait hours at the airport, with many waiting outside of the terminal, despite it being during the off-peak season.

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