The Daily Telegraph

BA cancels one in seven flights to silence the skies over Windsor

- By Oliver Gill

BRITISH Airways has cancelled around 100 flights on Monday to ensure the skies above London are quiet during Queen Elizabeth II’S funeral.

Around one in seven short-haul services have been axed following detailed discussion­s with Heathrow Airport.

The BA cancellati­ons are part of a wider operation to ensure events are not overshadow­ed by planes. No flights will take off or land at Heathrow between 11.40am and 12.10pm to ensure the two minutes’ silence at the end of the funeral service can be observed.

Arrivals will be halted between 1.45pm and 2.20pm to support the procession of the hearse. And departures will be suspended between 3.05pm and 4.45pm as a procession moves down the Long Walk to Windsor Castle.

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