BA still reeling from systems failure
LONDON: British Airways (BA) said it hoped to resume most flights out of London’s major airports after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.
It warned of some “knock-on disruption” to schedules as aircraft and crews were out of position around the world.
“We are aiming to operate a near-normal schedule of flights from Gatwick and the majority of our Heathrow services,” it said.
It advised passengers not to come to the two airports unless they had confirmed bookings.
BA cancelled all flights out of Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after the IT failure, which shut down all of the carrier’s check-in and operational systems and affected call centres and its website.
However, it did not appear to be a cyber-attack, according to a statement by chairman and chief executive officer Alex Cruz. AFP